September 23, 2020

Self-Prep and File

Self-Prep and File

Welcome to Self-Prep and File!

Self-Prep and File is a free service to help you fill out your court forms. It guides you through an interview process for your case type. It will ask you questions for you to answer. In the end, your court forms will be filled out properly.

If you are using Self-Prep and File for the first time, please watch this introduction and navigation video.


Filing Your Court Forms

Once your forms are complete, you can print them out and file them with the San Mateo Superior Court. For some case types, you can electronically file (e-file) the completed forms with the court. Keep in mind there may be fees for e-filing.

The following legend applies to the icons below
Icon Explanation
e-Filed icon You can e-file the forms for this interview with the San Mateo Superior Court.
Printer icon You must print out the forms for this interview and file them with the San Mateo Superior Court.
checklist icon The forms for this interview require other San Mateo Superior Court local forms. You must also complete the local forms to file these forms with the San Mateo Superior Court. Click to access San Mateo Court Local Forms »


Getting Started with Self-Prep and File

Use the buttons below click on the interview that matches your case type. (Note that all links will take you to Tyler Technologies' Odyssey Guide & File (OGF) website. This is the vendor that provides the Self-Prep and File service to San Mateo Superior Court and other California Superior Courts.)



For the best user experience, open the links using the Google Chrome browser.


Click if you are a returning Guide & File user with an account: https://california.tylerhost.net/SRL/Account/Login

Small Claims

: https://california.tylerhost.net/SRL/SRL/Start?legalProcessKey=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.

Divorce, Legal Separation or Nullity

: https://california.tylerhost.net/SRL/SRL/Start?legalProcessKey=Divorce_Legal_Separation_or_Nullity_Triage_Interview
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.

Request for Order (Family Law)

: https://california.tylerhost.net/SRL/SRL/Start?legalProcessKey=Request_For_Order
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.

Restraining Orders

: https://california.tylerhost.net/SRL/SRL/Start?legalProcessKey=Restraining_Order_Triage
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.

Petition for Appointment of Guardian

: https://california.tylerhost.net/SRL/SRL/Start?legalProcessKey=Petition_for_Appointment_of_Guardian
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.

Eviction / Unlawful Detainer

: https://california.tylerhost.net/SRL/SRL/Start?legalProcessKey=Eviction_Unlawful_Detainer_Answer
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.

Income and Expense Declaration (Family Law)

: https://california.tylerhost.net/SRL/SRL/Start?legalProcessKey=Income_and_Expense_Declaration
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

: https://california.tylerhost.net/SRL/SRL/Start?legalProcessKey=Petition_to_Establish_Parentage_or_Custody_and_Support
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.

Proof of Service of Summons (Family Law)

: https://california.tylerhost.net/SRL/SRL/Start?legalProcessKey=Proof_of_Service_Of_Summons
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.

Requesting a Limited Conservatorship

: https://california.tylerhost.net/SRL/SRL/Start?legalProcessKey=Conservatorships
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.

Notice of Change of Address or Other Contact Information

: https://california.tylerhost.net/SRL/SRL/Start?legalProcessKey=Notice_of_Change_of_Address_or_Other_Contact_Information
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.
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