July 27, 2021


Presiding Judge: Hon. Leland Davis, III
Assistant Presiding Judge: Hon. Elizabeth K. Lee
Court Executive Officer: Neal I. Taniguchi

New Zoom Credentials Available - Effective July 13, 2021
Please check our "Zoom Hearing Credentials" page for more information.
Updated June 17, 2021
Clerks' Offices Remain Closed
The Clerks Offices in Redwood City and South San Francisco remain closed due to budget reductions and reduced staffing. The Juvenile Clerk's Office is open from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Exceptions: The Redwood City Civil, Small Claims, Family Law, and Probate Clerk's Offices will continue to process emergency ex parte matters, domestic violence, elder/dependent adult abuse and civil temporary restraining order petitions and civil ex parte matters. The Redwood City and South San Francisco Offices will process Search Warrants and Arrest Warrants for Police Agencies. The Clerk's Offices', in all locations, drop boxes are open for permitted filings. Next year's budget will allow the Court to increase staffing levels and the Court plans to reopen the Clerk's Offices as soon as we achieve the necessary staffing levels.
Updated April 8, 2021
Jury Office Announcement
Due to budgetary constraints, we have limited staff answering phone calls. You may be waiting a long period of time to speak with a staff member. If you would like to request continuance click on My Juror Record and follow the prompts. If you received a Failure to Appear post card and wish to resolve it, please email us at Jurymaster@sanmateocourt.org.
E-Filing in Juvenile Dependency, Adoptions, and Juvenile Delinquency Cases begins July 1, 2021
Starting July 1, 2021, parties in Adoption and Juvenile Dependency cases may E-File documents.
Parties in Juvenile Delinquency matters may E-file all subsequent documents, following the initial complaint.
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The Juvenile Division handles these types of cases involving minors:

  • Delinquency
  • Dependency
  • Adoptions
  • Emancipation


New: Traffic case payments are now accepted at the Criminal Clerk's Office on the 4th Floor, 400 County Center, Hall of Justice, Redwood City too. Please note: No additional services are available for traffic cases at the Redwood City location.

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