October 15, 2021


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

Updated October 15, 2021
Redwood City and South San Francisco's Clerk's Offices Expansion of Hours on October 18, 2021
Effective 10/18/21, the Traffic Clerk's Office will open fully from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. The office is located at the Northern Branch, 1050 Mission Road, South San Francisco, CA. To avoid unnecessary trips to the courthouse, we still encourage you to check out your online options for taking care of your traffic ticket.
Redwood City Civil, Small Claims, Records, Family Law, and Probate will have counter hours from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Please click here to schedule an appointment for the clerk's office: In-Person Appointment Phone hours will be open from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
The Family Law, and Probate Clerk's Offices will continue to process emergency ex parte matters, domestic violence and elder/dependent adult abuse petitions between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The Civil Clerk's Office will continue to process Ex Partes. Please follow instructions onsite to enter the Clerk's Office in Redwood City outside of office hours.
Redwood City Criminal Clerk's Office will have counter, phone, and Live Chat hours from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. The South San Francisco Criminal Clerk's Office remains closed.
The Juvenile Clerk's Office in San Mateo hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Updated October 12, 2021
Electronic Recording Now Available
Electronic Recording is live for Northern and Southern Misdemeanor Arraignment and Misdemeanor Pre-Trial Conference Calendars. Please click on the following link for information on ordering Electronic Recording Audio, Speech to Text, or Official Transcripts:
Electronic Recording Request.
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.

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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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