December 15, 2018

Self-Prep and File

The buttons below link to the Odyssey Guide & File (OGF) website. OGF is a free service to help a party with filling out court forms. OGF steps a party through a guided interview process with the end result being properly filled-out court forms.

Once the forms are completed, they may be printed out and filed with the court or for some interviews the completed forms may be electronically filed with the San Mateo Superior Court (fees apply for e-filing).

As resources become available, additional interviews will be developed and added to the OGF website. As the San Mateo Superior Court enables e-filing for certain types of cases, the forms will become "e-filable" via OGF.

OGF is provided by multiple California Superior Courts and their vendor-partner, Tyler Technologies. For the best user experience, please open Guide & File links using the Google Chrome browser.

If you are using OGF for the first time, please watch the introduction and navigation video.

The following legend applies to the icons below:

  • The forms for this interview may be e-filed with the San Mateo Superior Court.
  • The forms for this interview may be printed and filed with the San Mateo Superior Court
  • The forms for this interview require additional San Mateo Superior Court only forms in order to file these forms with the San Mateo Superior Court. San Mateo Court Local Forms »

Divorce, Legal Separation or Nullity

The forms for this interview may be printed and filed with the San Mateo Superior Court.
The forms for this interview require additional San Mateo Superior Court only forms in order to file these forms with the San Mateo Superior Court.

Small Claims

The forms for this interview may be e-filed with the San Mateo Superior Court.
The forms for this interview may be printed and filed with the San Mateo Superior Court.

Petition to Establish Parentage or Custody and Support

The forms for this interview may be printed and filed with the San Mateo Superior Court.
The forms for this interview require additional San Mateo Superior Court only forms in order to file these forms with the San Mateo Superior Court.

Request for Order (Family Law)

The forms for this interview may be printed and filed with the San Mateo Superior Court.

Restraining Orders

The forms for this interview may be printed and filed with the San Mateo Superior Court.
The forms for this interview require additional San Mateo Superior Court only forms in order to file these forms with the San Mateo Superior Court.

Petition for Appointment of Guardian

The forms for this interview may be printed and filed with the San Mateo Superior Court.
The forms for this interview require additional San Mateo Superior Court only forms in order to file these forms with the San Mateo Superior Court.

Eviction / Unlawful Detainer

The forms for this interview may be printed and filed with the San Mateo Superior Court.

Income and Expense Declaration

The forms for this interview may be printed and filed with the San Mateo Superior Court.

Requesting a Limited Conservatorship

The forms for this interview may be printed and filed with the San Mateo Superior Court.
The forms for this interview require additional San Mateo Superior Court only forms in order to file these forms with the San Mateo Superior Court.


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