July 27, 2021
The Probate Court is responsible for handling decedent's estate, conservatorship, guardianship, trust, elder abuse cases and other miscellaneous proceedings.

Notice: Starting July 1, 2021, the court will no longer accept Letters for orders that have yet to be granted and checks for certified copies of unprocessed orders or Letters. Please submit Letters and appropriate certification fees upon the signing of the order for issuance.

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 PCI@sanmateocourt.org or your assigned investigator regarding any lodgings.

Conservator Classes

Conservator of Person:
When: Zoom meeting on Sep 9, 2021 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Please click here for the Conservatorship of the Person Class materials.

Conservatorship of the Estate
When: Zoom meeting on Sep 9, 2021 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
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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