Small Claims Division
Small Claims Hearings For Hearings on or After June 22, 2022
All hearings on or after June 22, 2022 will require an in-person appearance. Remote Zoom appearances will be available for those who may have a hardship and unable to appear in person. Click here (attachment) for additional information. Click here for the exhibit exchange protocols and the Zoom credentials.
SMALL CLAIMS MEDIATION
Join Zoom Session: https://sanmateocourt.zoomgov.com/j/1619426124?pwd=SVlEZjYzdWE5M3FmQ2RlVHlQZXNKUT09
Please click here for information on your remote small claims mediation session.
The Small Claims Information page for self-help provides resources and information on the following:
- how to file
- money limits,
- forms you need,
- common case types,
- statute of limitations, and more
For assistance with your case, please sign up for Small Claims Advisory. Appointments will become available each Tuesday morning.
To File Small Claims Notice of Appeal Through e-Filing
Please file all Notices of Appeal under "New Case Filings." Do NOT file Notices of Appeal under the existing case number. Instead, you should include the existing case number in the SC-140 Notice of Appeal form. Small Claims Appeals cases will be assigned new case numbers upon filings.
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.
Small Claims Clerk's Office
Southern Branch: Hall of Justice & Records
400 County Center, 1st Floor, Room A,
Redwood City, CA 94063 [Directions]
Phone Number : (650) 261-5100 option 6
Phone Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Email: If you have questions specific to your case, you may click here to email the clerk's office.