December 4, 2022
Media Requests

No court facilities nor court proceedings may be photographed, recorded, or broadcast except as provided in California Rule of Court 1.150 and Court Standing Order 22-168. Under these rules, the use of cameras and other recording devices requires permission from the Presiding Judge, or the judicial officer presiding over the proceeding.

Requests to photograph must be submitted to the Court 5 court days before the proceeding, unless good cause is shown. The rule requires that the requester file (1) a Media Request to Photograph, Record, or Broadcast (form MC 500), and (2) a completed, proposed Order on Media Request to Permit Coverage (form MC 510).

Please submit your paperwork by email to the Executive Assistant, Bianca Fasuescu, at bfasuescu@sanmateocourt.org. The Executive Assistant will provide the paperwork to the judicial officer presiding over the proceeding. You may call the department directly to find out the judicial officer's decision on the request. The contact information for each department is available on the Court’s website under General Information.

Rules & Forms

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