December 4, 2020
Welcome to the Civil Division. The Civil Division handles lawsuits among individuals and/or corporations. The Civil Division conducts civil trials and manages civil filings, case management, name and/or gender changes, and civil restraining orders.
Beginning November 16, 2020, exact payment is required for all cash transactions, the court will no longer be able to provide change at the time of payment. Along with exact cash, the court still accepts payments by check and all major credit cards, excluding American Express.

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Civil CMC Packet

Please refer to the documents and resources below as referenced in your Notice of Case Management Conference.

Drop Box

Civil Drop Box for after hours filing at the Hall of Justice

There is a drop box for after hours civil filings located outside of the Clerk's Office Room A on the first floor of the Hall of Justice.

Please note:
  • Documents placed in the drop box before 4:00 p.m. will be deemed filed the same court business day.
  • Documents placed in the drop box after 4:00 p.m. will be deemed filed the next court business day.
  • If problems are encountered (incorrect fees, not timely, etc.), we will make every effort to contact you before your documents are returned.
  • The drop box is checked and all items are removed at 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. each court business day.

Civil ADR Program

Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a way of solving legal problems without going to trial.

Contact Us

Hall of Justice & Records

400 County Center, 1st Floor, Room A
Redwood City, CA 94063 [Directions]

Phone Number and Phone Hours:
(650) 261-5100
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Court Holiday Schedule

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