May 27, 2020

WELCOME from

Presiding Judge: Hon. Jonathan E. Karesh
Assistant Presiding Judge: Hon. Leland Davis, III
Court Executive Officer: Neal I. Taniguchi

Presiding Judge's Letter to the Community »
Posted October 3, 2019

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, and in Criminal cases all subsequent documents after the initial complaint beginning June 1, 2020.
Audio/Video Conferencing for Court Hearings
Public Access Requests
Posted May 19, 2020
Information Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Juvenile Cases (Memo #3)
Posted May 18, 2020
Order #3 Related to Unlawful Detainer Proceedings and Judgments
San Mateo Superior Court Presiding Judge's COVID-19 Order #6
Posted May 13, 2020
Information Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Family Law Cases
Posted May 12, 2020
Fourth Court Emergency Response Calendar Memo Order to Novel Coronavirus Pandemic
Statewide Emergency Order by Chief Justice of California on April 29, 2020
Posted May 11, 2020
Emergency Local Rule Adopted Effective May 11, 2020.
Posted May 8, 2020
COVID-19 Emergency Order Regarding Tentative Rulings, Briefing, and Hearings on Pending Matters in Law and Motion Department
Posted May 6, 2020
Emergency Order Re: Time Waived Misdemeanor Jury Trials
Posted May 5, 2020
COVID-19 Emergency Order Implementing Mandatory E-Filing Effective June 1, 2020
Posted May 1, 2020
COVID-19 Emergency Order Regarding Discovery Conferences in Complex Civil Cases
COVID-19 Emergency Order Regarding Law and Motion Informal Discovery Conferences
Posted April 16, 2020
San Mateo Superior Court Presiding Judge's AMENDED COVID-19 Order #5
Posted April 13, 2020
San Mateo Superior Court Presiding Judge's COVID-19 Order #5
San Mateo Superior Court Presiding Judge's COVID-19 Order #4
COVID-19 Information for Parents with Shared Custody Orders
Posted April 9, 2020
Second Amended Third Court Emergency Response Calendar Memo Order to Novel Coronavirus Pandemic
Posted April 3, 2020
Amended Third Court Emergency Response Calendar Memo Order to Novel Coronavirus Pandemic
Order #2 Related to Unlawful Detainer Proceedings and Judgments
San Mateo Superior Court Presiding Judge's COVID-19 Order #3
Posted April 1, 2020
SAN MATEO SUPERIOR COURT PRESIDING JUDGE'S COVID-19 ORDER #2
Posted March 27, 2020
INFORMATION REGARDING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND LAW AND MOTION CASES (last updated: April 10, 2020)
Posted March 25, 2020
Order Extending Time for Filings (or Any Act) in First District Court of Appeal
Posted March 24, 2020
CHIEF JUSTICE ORDERS JURY TRIALS TO BE SUSPENDED OR EXTENDED FOR 60 DAYS
Posted March 19, 2020
Order in Unlawful Detainer Proceedings
Posted March 17, 2020
COURT'S EMERGENCY ORDER RE: COVID-19 VIRUS
CHIEF JUSTICE EMERGENCY ORDER RE: COVID-19 VIRUS
Info By Division

Interpreter Services

  • Learn how to request for a Court Interpreter
  • Tips for using an interpreter
  • What is the court interpreter's job?
  • Will a person's conversation with his or her lawyer still be confidential?
  • Will the Court Interpreter explain the proceedings?
  • What if the Court doesn't provide an interpreter for my hearing type?

Juvenile

We coordinate the filing of documents, payment of fees and calendaring of cases involving delinquency, dependency, adoptions and emancipation matters for minors.

Traffic

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.

How to Take Care of Your Traffic Ticket
Traffic School
Photo Red Light Camera Violations
Parking Tickets
Hearing Schedules / Court Appearances
FAQs
Definition of Terms

Community Outreach

Photo of family hugging

Reaching out to the citizens of San Mateo County

MORE on Community Outreach »


Quick Links

Our Mission

Photo of gavel and constitution over flag background

The court shall apply the law fairly to protect individual freedom and to promote the welfare of the people.

© 2020 Superior Court of San Mateo County