March 7, 2021


Presiding Judge: Hon. Leland Davis, III
Assistant Presiding Judge: Hon. Elizabeth K. Lee
Court Executive Officer: Neal I. Taniguchi

Updated February 8, 2021
Clerk's Office Announcement
Presiding Judge Leland Davis has assigned Judge John Grandsaert as San Mateo Superior Court's Probate Judge, effective February 16, 2021. Judge Grandsaert will hear most Probate matters, other than guardianships, remotely through Zoom Audio/Video. Follow this link for Zoom credentials and procedures.
Effective January 1, 2021, San Mateo Superior Court is a direct calendar court for all civil matters. All pending and newly filed civil cases have been assigned to a judge for all purposes. Please visit our website here for additional information, including civil calendar remote appearance information.
Mandatory E-Filing in Criminal, Civil and Small Claims.
San Mateo Superior Court Requires that all attorneys Electronically File into Civil, Complex Civil and Small Claims Cases. In Criminal cases, all attorneys, all Justice Partners including law enforcement agencies and bail bond companies must Electronically File all subsequent documents after the initial complaint beginning June 1, 2020.
Protocols for Remote Appearances
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The Juvenile Division handles these types of cases involving minors:

  • Delinquency
  • Dependency
  • Adoptions
  • Emancipation


New: Traffic case payments are now accepted at the Criminal Clerk's Office on the 4th Floor, 400 County Center, Hall of Justice, Redwood City too. Please note: No additional services are available for traffic cases at the Redwood City location.

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The mission of the Court is to:

  • apply the law fairly to protect individual freedom, and
  • promote the welfare of the people.
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