December 4, 2020

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.

The Family Law Clerk's Office is only able to assist a limited number of customers each day due to staff reductions. Though the clerk's office is open till 12:30 pm, often times the maximum number of customers able to be served arrive by 11:00 am and no additional customers are accepted. New Domestic Violence Restraining Order filings are accepted up to 12:30 pm independent of the customer limits.

Almost all filings can be submitted electronically without coming to court. More Information on e-filing

Family Law Calendars

DVPA/TRO Calendars

  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020: 8:30 AM Southern DVPA/TRO calendar
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020: 8:30 AM Backup Southern DVPA/TRO calendar
  • Friday, December 11, 2020: 9:00 AM Southern DVPA/TRO Hearings calendar
  • Friday, December 11, 2020: 9:00 AM Northern DVPA/TRO calendar
  • Friday, December 11, 2020: 2:00 PM Southern DVPA/TRO Hearings calendar

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Clerk's Office:

Southern Branch

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

Phone Number: (650) 261-5100

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

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

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