June 27, 2022
Updated June 3, 2022
Starting July 1, 2022, Criminal Calendars Are In-Person Only

Starting July 1, 2022, Parties must appear in-person for all criminal proceedings. On June 30, 2022, The statewide emergency orders permitting remote appearances in criminal matters will expire. Therefore, beginning July 1, the Court will no longer conduct criminal hearings via Zoom. The Court will continue to allow remote appearances in certain non-criminal proceedings. Please check the Court’s web page for a complete listing of calendars and their appearance requirements.
Updated March 30, 2022
San Mateo County Superior Court Central Courthouse Reopens April 11, 2022

San Mateo Superior Court's Central Courthouse reopens for civil calendars on April 11, 2022. Civil Departments 4, 22 and 34 will be moving from the South San Francisco branch to the San Mateo branch. Judge Fineman, Judge Chou, and Commissioner Halperin will hear civil calendars at the San Mateo Central Courthouse starting April 11. The San Mateo Central Courthouse address is 800 North Humboldt Street, San Mateo, California.
Updated November 12, 2021

Did you miss your court date? If you were stopped and cited for a criminal offense and missed your court date, there may be a warrant out for your arrest. To appear in court and have your case heard, check-in at the criminal clerk's office by 8:30 a.m. and you can appear before the judge on the same day. Click this link for more information: https://www.sanmateocourt.org/court_divisions/criminal/
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The Juvenile Division handles these types of cases involving minors:

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  • Dependency
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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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San Mateo County Superior Court’s recruitment to solicit new Neutrals for the Court’s ADR Panels opens June 1, 2022

The San Mateo County Superior Court’s ADR Department is accepting new ADR Neutral applications for the Civil, Probate, Judicial Arbitration, and Family Law ADR Panels commencing June 1, 2022 through August 31, 2022. Click this link for more information: https://www.sanmateocourt.org/court_divisions/adr/

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