To obtain a copy of a Final Judgment of Divorce, you will need to either come to our office, or submit your request by mail.
If requesting a copy by mail, please send your request to:
San Mateo Superior Court
Superior Court of California
400 County Center 1st Floor Room A
Redwood City, California 94063
Phone: (650) 261-5100
You will need to include:
- Case Number
- Names of both parties
- Approximate year of divorce
- Self-addressed postage paid envelope
If you do not have the case number, you may conduct a search for the case number by accessing our Public Records Index.
The fee is $15.00 for a certified copy of the divorce. If the file is offsite, there is a fee of $10 per file for retrieval. Please send a check with "not to exceed" $25.00 written in the memo line. We will fill in the correct amount and provide you with a receipt showing the amount you were charged. Make your check payable to "Superior Court." Once your letter is received, you may expect a reply within 21 days.
If you are requesting a specific document other than the final judgment, please give us a detailed description of the document and if possible, the date it was filed. Write in the memo section of your check "not to exceed" $40.00. We will fill in the amount and provide you with a receipt showing the amount you were charged. Please include a self-addressed postage paid envelope.