May 12, 2021
The Probate Court is responsible for handling decedent's estate, conservatorship, guardianship, trust, elder abuse cases and other miscellaneous proceedings.
Hon. John Grandsaert is San Mateo County's Probate Judge, effective February 16, 2021. Due to COVID, Judge Grandsaert will hear most Probate calendars and hearings, other than guardianships, remotely through Zoom Audio/Video. Follow this link for the Zoom credentials and remote appearance procedures.

The Probate Court Investigator's office remains closed to the public. Please email or your assigned investigator regarding any lodgings.

Conservator Classes

The June 10, 2021 Conservator classes will be held online only. Please see this flyer for information on registering for the class(es). Please be sure to register for both classes if you are a conservator of the person and the estate. Please ensure that you have access to a computer or device that has a camera as you will be required to leave the camera on during class to prove attendance.
Please click here for the Conservatorship of the Person Class materials.
Please click here for the Conservatorship of the Estate Class materials.

Calendar Closure

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the impact upon court staffing, the Probate calendar will not be conducted or ex parte applications accepted on the dates outlined in COVID-19 ORDER NUMBER 20.


Probate ADR Program

Many probate disputes can be resolved using appropriate dispute resolution or "ADR."

Contact Us

Clerk's Office:

Hall of Justice

400 County Center,
Redwood City, CA 94063 [Directions]

Due to the increase in COVID infection rates, effective December 14, 2020, the Civil, Small Claims, Records, Family Law, and Probate Division clerk's office will be closed. If you have questions specific to your case, you may click here to email the clerk's office. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Phone Number and Phone Hours:
(650) 261-5100
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Office Hours:
Temporarily Closed to the General Public
NOTE: The Clerk's Office will continue to accept and process Emergency Ex Parte, Domestic Violence and all Temporary Restraining Order Petitions, and Civil Ex Partes.

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