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Standing Orders

Current and Past Standing Orders

Order No. Description
23-174 Standing Order of the Court Appointing Public Administrator and Authorization of Individuals to Execute Tax Documentation
23-173 Standing Order of the Court Appointing Public Guardian as Probate Conservator and Authorization of Individuals to Execute Tax Documentation
23-172 Standing Order of the Court Appointing Public Administrator and Authorization of Individuals to Execute Documents
23-171 Standing Order of the Court Appointing Public Guardian as Probate Conservator and Authorization of Individuals to Execute Documents
23-170 Standing Order Regarding Release of Police Reports Listing Minors as Witnesses or Victims
Special Matter Order 23-160 Order for Discharge from Accountability Court-Ordered Debt Pursuant to Government Code Section 25259.9

Order No. Description
22-169 Standing Order Regarding Use of Electronic Recording for Misdemeanor Calendars and Hearings
Amended 22-168 Standing Order Regarding Possession of Recording Devices and Recording in the Courthouse
22-168 Standard Order Regarding Possession of Recording Devices and Recording in the Courthouse
22-167 Standing Order Rescinding Standing Order No 16-141 Re: Civil Pursuit of Traffic Infractions and Authorizing Assessment of $300.00 for Failure to Appear
22-166 Standing Order of the Court Appointing Administrator and Authorization of Individuals to Execute Documents
22-165 Standing Order of the Court Appointing Public Administrator and Authorization of Individuals to Execute Tax Documentation
22-164 Standing Order of the Court Appointing Public Guardian as Probate Conservator and Authorization of Individuals to Execute Documents
22-163 Standing Order of the Court Appointing Public Guardian as Probate Conservator and Authorization of Individuals to Execute Tax Documentation
Special Matter Order 21-03 Order for Transfer of Uncashed Checks to the Trial Court Operations Fund Pursuant to Government Code Section 68084.1(g)

Order No. Description
21-162 Standing Order Regarding Branch Designation for City of San Mateo Cases Filed on or After July 1, 2021
21-161 Standing Order Regarding Designation of CEQA Judges for San Mateo County
21-160 Standing Order Regarding Remote Access to Case Information in the Matter of The People of the State of California vs. Scott Lee Peterson, Case Number SC055500A

Order No. Description
20-158 Special Matter Order No. 20-158: Order For Transfer of Uncashed Checks To The Court Operations Fund Pursuant to Government Code Section 68084.1(g)
20-157 20-157 Delegation of Presiding Judge's Duties Under California Rules of Court, Rule 10.603(c)(6)(D)
20-156 20-156 Standing Order Re: Small Claims Exhibits

Order No. Description
19-155 Order For Transfer of Uncashed Checks to The Trial Court Operations Fund Pursuant to Government Code Section 68084.1(g)
19-154 Amended Standing Order Re: Court Reporters
19-153 Standing Order Re: Court Reporters
19-152 Order Authorizing the Sheriff's Office Records Staff to Access the Court's Odyssey Information Portal
19-151 Standing Order of The Court Appointing Hearing Officers for Certification Review and Capacity Hearings Pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code 5256.1 and 5334

Order No. Description
18-150 Standing Order Authorizing Release of Juvenile Case Files To Qualified Non-Profitimmigration Agencies
18-149 Standing Order Authorizing Assignment of Domestic Violence (DVPA) Matters in the Northern Department in Accordance with Local Rule 5.2 and 6.9
18-148 Standing Order Regarding Automatic Complex Case Designation and Automatic Single Assignment to the Complex Civil Judge for All Civil Actions Filed as a Class Action
18-147 Standing Order Regarding Possession of Recording Devices and Recording in Courthouse, 18-147
18-146 Standing Order Authorizing the Release of Juvenile Case File Records to the Juvenile Mediation Program

Order No. Description
17-145 Standing Order of the Court Appointing Hearing Officers for Certification Review and Capacity Hearings Pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code §5256.1 and 5334
17-144 Standing Order of the Court Appointing Hearing Officers for Certification Review and Capacity Hearings Pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code §5256.1 and 5334
17-143 Order Authorizing a Judge to Order Only One Forensic Evaluation of a Defendant in All Misdemeanor Cases Where Defense Raises the Issue of the Defendant's Competency Unless in the Interest of Justice It is Deemed Necessary to Order Two Evaluations Pursuant to Penal Code Section 1369

Order No. Description
16-142 Standing Order Authorizing Release of Juvenile Court and Law Enforcement Records to the Victim Center of San Mateo County (supersedes Order 2010-110)
16-141 Standing Order Re: Civil Pursuit of Traffic Infractions and Authorizing Assessment of $300 for Failure to Appear
16-140 Standing Order Authorizing Criminal Clerk's Office to Exonerate Bond Under Certain Circumstances, Pursuant to Penal Code Section 1305(a)
16-139 Standing Order Authorizing Release of Probate Court Investigator Reports to District Attorney

Order No. Description
15-138 Standing Order Authorizing Criminal Clerk's Office to Vacate Bail Forfeiture, Exonerate Bond and Impose $130 Assessment Under Certain Circumstances, Pursuant to Penal Code § 1305 (c)
15-137 Standing Order Appointing Louise Rogers, the Public Administrator for San Mateo County and Authorization of Named Individuals to execute documents relating to probate; and Supporting Ex Parte Application in support of Order by Aimee B. Armsby, Deputy County Counsel
15-136 Standing Order Appointing Louise Rogers, the Public Administrator for San Mateo County and Authorization of Named Individuals to execute tax documents; and Supporting Ex Parte Application in support of Order by Aimee B. Armsby, Deputy County Counsel
15-135 Standing Order Appointing Louise Rogers, the Public Guardian for San Mateo County, as Probate Conservator and Authorization of Named Individuals to execute documents required for probate, administration of an estate, sale or transfer of real property and/or personal property; and Supporting Ex Parte Application in support of Order by Aimee B. Armsby, Deputy County Counsel.
15-134 Standing Order Appointing Louise Rogers, the Public Guardian for San Mateo County, as Probate Conservator and Authorization of Named Individuals to execute tax documents required for probate, administration of an estate; and Supporting Ex Parte Application in support of Order by Aimee B. Armsby, Deputy County Counsel.
15-133 Standing Order Appointing Jean S. Fraser as the Public Administrator for San Mateo County and Authorization of Named Individuals to execute tax documents required for probate, administration of an estate; and Supporting Ex Parte Application in support of Order by Aimee B. Armsby, Deputy County Counsel.
15-132 Standing Order Appointing Jean S. Fraser as the Public Guardian and Probate Conservator for San Mateo County and Authorization of Named Individuals to execute documents required for probate, administration of an estate, sale or transfer of real property and/or personal property; and Supporting Ex Parte Application in support of Order by Aimee B. Armsby, Deputy County Counsel.
15-131 Standing Order Appointing Jean S. Fraser as the Public Guardian and Probate Conservator for San Mateo County and as Probate Conservator and Authorization of Named Individuals to execute tax documents required for probate, administration of an estate; and Supporting Ex Parte Application in support of Order by Aimee B. Armsby, Deputy County Counsel.
15-130 Standing Order Appointing Jean S. Fraser as the Public Administrator for San Mateo County and Authorization of Named Individuals to execute documents required for probate, administration of an estate, sale or transfer of real property and/or personal property; and Supporting Ex Parte Application in support of Order by Aimee B. Armsby, Deputy County Counsel.
15-129 Standing Order Designating Honorable Robert D Foiles to Hear Interception Applications. (Feb. 24, 2015)

Order No. Description
14-128 Standing Order of the Court Appointing Hearing Officers for Capacity Hearings Pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code 5334.
14-127 Standing Order Suspending Compliance and Enforcement of the Annual Status Report Described in Probate Code § 1513.2 and Local Rule 4.77.13.
14-126 Standing Order Appointing Jean S. Fraser as the Public Administrator for San Mateo County and Authorization of Named Individuals to execute documents required for probate, administration of an estate, sale or transfer of real property and/or personal property; and Supporting Ex Parte Application in support of Order by Aimee B. Armsby, Deputy County Counsel.
14-125 Standing Order Appointing Jean S. Fraser as the Public Administrator for San Mateo County and Authorization of Named Individuals to execute tax documents required for probate, administration of an estate; and Supporting Ex Parte Application in support of Order by Aimee B. Armsby, Deputy County Counsel.
14-124 Standing Order Appointing Jean S. Fraser as the Public Guardian and Probate Conservator for San Mateo County and as Probate Conservator and Authorization of Named Individuals to execute tax documents required for probate, administration of an estate; and Supporting Ex Parte Application in support of Order by Aimee B. Armsby, Deputy County Counsel.
14-123 Standing Order Appointing Jean S. Fraser as the Public Guardian and Probate Conservator for San Mateo County and Authorization of Named Individuals to execute documents required for probate, administration of an estate, sale or transfer of real property and/or personal property; and Supporting Ex Parte Application in support of Order by Aimee B. Armsby, Deputy County Counsel.

Order No. Description
13-122 Standing Order Granting Authority to Access Joint Tenancy Safe Deposit Boxes of Conservatees and Ex Parte Application for Standing Order Granting Authority to Access Joint Bank Tenancy Save Deposit Boxes of Conservatees and Declaration of Aimee B. Armsby in Support Thereof (supersedes Standing Order 97-17)
13-121 Standing Order Granting Authority to Access Joint Bank Accounts of Conservatees and Ex Parte Application for Standing Order granting Authority to Access Join Bank Accounts of Conservatees and Declaration of Aimee B. Armsby in Support Thereof ((supersedes Standing Order 97-16)
13-120 Order Authorizing Routine Medical, Mental Health, and Dental Treatment for Children and Youth in Temporary and Out of Home Placement; Release of Information

Order No. Description
12-119 Order Vacating Standing Order 07-93 [Compensation for Private Professional Fiduciaries Conservators and Trustees pursuant to CRC 7.756 & 7.776]

Order No. Description
11-118 Standing General Order Appointing the Court Investigator
11-117 Order Authorizing the San Mateo Probation Department to Release the Defendant's State Summary Criminal History Information Record to the Community Program Director - CONREP.
11-116 Appointment of Jean S. Fraser as Public Administrator and as Probate Conservator and Her Alternates Authorizing them to execute documents required for probate, administration of an estate, sale or transfer of real property and/or personal property; and Supporting Ex Parte Application in support of Order by Daniel J. Valim.
11-115 Appointment of Jean S. Fraser as Public Administrator and Her Alternates Authorizing them to execute documents or tax return; and Ex Parte Application in support of Order by Daniel J. Valim.
11-114 Presiding Judge's Designee to Receive Notice and designation of Hearing Departments for Probation Transfer Requests
11-113 Order Appointing Public Guardian as Probate Conservator and Authorization of Individuals to Execute Tax Documents (supersedes Standing Order 09-99)
11-112 Order Appointing Public Guardian as Probate Conservator and Authorization of Individuals to Execute Documents (supersedes Standing Order 09-98)

Order No. Description
10-111 Order Appointing Elizabeth M. Hill as a Superior Court Commissioner Nunc Pro Tunc
10-110 Standing Order Authorizing Release of Juvenile Court and Law Enforcement Records to the Victim Center of San Mateo County (supersedes Order 03-64)
10-109 Civil Pursuit of Traffic Infractions and Authorizing Assessment of $300 for Failure to Appear. (Supersedes Standing Orders 97-22 and 05-79)
10-108 New Standing Court Order on Limited Access of Video and Still Cameras in the Hall of Justice (effective 8/30/2010)
10-107 Ex Parte Applications Procedures and Format in Felony Cases (effective Sept. 1, 2010)
10-106 Felony Ex Parte Application procedures (supersedes 09-100)

 
Order No. Description
09-98 Order Appointing Public Guardian as Probate Conservator and Authorization of Individuals to Execute Documents (supercedes Standing Order 08-97)
09-105 Disposition of Exhibits in Criminal Cases That Were Subject to Change of Venue Motions
09-104 Access to Criminal Evidence and Exhibits
09-103 Order Prohibiting Probationers with Gang Orders from San Mateo County Fair
09-102 Video Recording Devices and Still Cameras In Portions of the Hall of Justice (Amended)
09-101 Video Recording Devices and Still Cameras In Portions of the Hall of Justice
09-100 Felony Ex Parte Application procedures
09-99 Order Appointing Public Guardian as Probate Conservator and Authorization of Individuals to Execute Tax Documents (supercedes Standing Order 08-96)

Order No. Description
08-94 Order Designating Judge Grandsaert to Hear Electronic Interception Applications
08-97 Order Appointing Public Guardian as Probate Conservator and Authorization of Individuals to Execute Documents
08-96 Amended Standing Order on Appointing Public Guardian as Probate Conservator and Authorization of Individuals to Execute Tax Documentation
08-95 Sheriff's Discretion to Impose Electronic Monitoring Program- Extends Standing Order 07-91

Order No. Description
07-85 Standing Order Re: Compliance with Notice of Review - Probate Court Investigation Division
07-89 Order appointing Public Guardian as Probate Conservator and authorizing individual to execute tax documents
07-90 Order appointing Public Guardian as Probate Conservator and authorizing individual to execute documents
07-93 Amended Standing Order on Compensation for Private Professional Fiduciaries, Conservators and Trustees and vacating Standing Order 02-57
07-92 New Standing Order on Protection of Privacy Information Contained in Court Records - Effective July 1, 2007
07-91 Sheriff's Discretion to Impose Electronic Monitoring Program- Amends Standing Order 97-21
07-88 Calculation of term of imprisonment in lieu of payment of imposed fine
07-87 Order of Certification of Carylene Fein, L.M.F.T., Batterers' Program Facilitator

Order No. Description
06-81 Order of Finding of Good Cause Regarding Appointment of Stephanie Garratt as a Superior Commissioner Nunc Pro Tunc
06-84 Electronic Interceptions Hearing Department Designation PC 629.50
06-83 Standing Order Re: Civil Pursuit of Criminal Matters and Authorizing Assessment of $300 for Failure to pay all or Portion of Fine Nunc Pro Tunc. This supercedes Standing Order 05-80
06-82 Order of Finding of Good Cause Regarding Appointment of Susan Jakubowski as a Superior Commissioner

Order No. Description
05-73 Standing Order to Seal Police Reports to Protect Confidential Victim or Witness Information. Penal Code Section 964
05-80 Standing Order Re: Civil Pursuit of Criminal Matters and Authorizing Assessment of $300 for Failure to pay all or Portion of Fine
05-79 Standing Order Re: Civil Pursuit of Traffic Infractions and Authorizing Assessment of $300 for Failure to Appear
05-78 Standing Order of the Court Appointing Public Guardian as Probate Conservator and Authorization of Individuals to Execute Tax Documentation
05-77 Standing Order of the Court Appointing Public Guardian as Probate Conservator and Authorization of Individuals to Execute Tax Documentation
05-76 Standing Order of the Court Appointing Public Guardian as Probate Conservator and Authorization of Individuals to Execute Documents
05-75 Standing Order to Revise Probate Documents Filing Requirement Pursuant to Local Rules of Court, Rule 4.81.1
05-74 Standing Order to Seal Police Reports to Protect Confidential Victim or Witness Information. Penal Code Section 964

Order No. Description
04-72 Standing Order of Juvenile Court
04-67 The Court Appointing Public Guardian as Probate Conservator and Authorization of Individuals to Execute Tax Documents. (supersedes 03-62)
04-68 The Court Appointing Public Guardian as Probate Conservator and Authorization of Individuals to Execute Documents. (supersedes 03-63)
04-69 Regulating use of Remote Lap Top or Other Electronic Access Devices in the Courthouse
04-70 The Court Appointing Public Guardian as Probate Conservator and Authorization of Individuals to Execute Documents
04-71 The Court Appointing Public Guardian as Probate Conservator and Authorization of Individuals to Execute Tax Documentation

Order No. Description
03-66 Compliance with Notice of Review Probate Court Investigation Division
03-62 Appointment of Public Guardian as Probate Conservator & Authorization of Individuals to Execute Documents and Tax Documentation (superseded 04-67)
03-63 Appointing Public Guardian as Probate Conservator and Authorization of Individuals to Execute Documents (superseded 04-68)
03-64 Release of Juvenile Court and Law Enforcement Records to the Victim Center of San Mateo County
03-65 CASA Evaluation Access for San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties

Order No. Description
02-61 Amends Order 02-58 Waiver of Posting Public Administrator Fees (Corrects language in body of the Order from Public Guardian to Public Administrator and changes county clerk to court clerk)
02-55 Appointment of Public Guardian as Probate Conservator & Authorization of Individuals to Execute Documents and Tax Returns of Persons (Amended by 02-56)
02-56 Amends 02-55 re: Individuals Authorized to Sign and Execute Tax Documents
02-57 Compensation for Friends of The Court (supersedes 01-51)
02-58 Waiver of Posting Public Administrator Fees
02-59 Blanket Order Substituting the San Mateo County Department of Child Support Services for the District Attorney's Office
02-60 Confidentiality of Records & Documents in Court Files (Amends Standing Order 97-7)

Order No. Description
01-54 Hours Served by Juveniles in Public Service Work Program Pursuant to Welfare & Institutions Code 602 Can be Set Without Further Court Order
01-39 Appointment of Public Guardian as Probate Conservator (supersedes 00-38) (Amended by 01-40)
01-40 Amends 01-39 Appointment of Public Guardian as Probate Conservator (Amended by 01-45)
01-41 Release of Information Pertaining to Minors Described by Sections 300, 601 or 602 of the Welfare & Institutions Code Supersedes Order 97-29
01-42 Release of Information Pertaining to Minors Described by Sections 601 or 602 of the Welfare & Institutions Code Supersedes Order 97-28
01-43 Release of Information by Justice Agencies Supersedes Order 97-30
01-44 Probation Officer has Discretion to Adjust Home Supervision
01-45 Amends 0140 Appointment of Public Guardian as Probate Conservator (Superseded by 01-53)
01-46 Authorizes Health Assessments & Necessary Medical Treatment of Juveniles after Admission
01-47 Compensation for Private/Professional Conservators/ Trustees (Amended by 01-49)
01-48 Court Appointed Attorneys pursuant to Welfare & Institutions Code 326.5 Are Entitled to Full Discovery
01-49 Amends Order 01-47 Re: Compensation for Private/ Professional Conservators & Trustees (Amended by 01-50)
01-50 Amends Order 01-49 Re: Compensation for Friend of the Court Conservators & Trustees
01-51 Vacates Orders 01-47 - 01-49 - 01-50 - Compensation for Friends of Court (See Standing Order 02-57)
01-52 Dismissal of Temporary Restraining Orders, Harassment Orders & Petitions for Name Changes on cases Dropped from Calendars for Failure to Appear
01-53 Appointment of Public Guardian & Authority re Sale of Real & Personal Property (Supersedes 01-45)

Order No. Description
00-38 Appointment of Public Guardian as Probate Conservator (supersedes 99-34) (Superseded by 01-39)
00-37 Compliance with Notice of Review Probate Department (supersedes 99-33)

Order No. Description
99-36 Amends Standing Order 99-35 Minors Ordered into PIP Program adding Community Care Program and Signature Requirement
99-33 Compliance with Notice of Review, Probate Department (supersedes 97-5) (Superseded by 00-37)
99-34 Appointment of Public Guardian as Probate Conservator & Authorization of Individuals to Execute Documents and Tax Returns of Persons (supersedes 97-15) (Superseded by 00-38)
99-35 Minors Ordered into PIP Program May Have Contracts Modified (amended by Order 99-36)

Order No. Description
98-32 Trial Court Operations
98-31 Welfare & Institution Code Section 300 - Social Worker to Notify all Attorneys of Record in Child Abuse Cases (originally filed 6/10/98)

Order No. Description
97-30 Amends standing order 97-26 - Release of Information by Justice Agencies (originally filed 3/5/97) (amended by Order 01-43)
97-1 Weapons Security
97-2 Deported Probationers
97-3 Waiver of Court Fees and Costs; Authority of Clerk
97-4 Deleting or Transferring Collection of Fines Fees, Restitution Fines on Cases Readmitted to Supervised Probation in "Administrative" Case Category
97-5 Compliance with Notice of Review, Probate Department (see 99-33)
97-6 Child or Spousal Report, Family Law
97-7 Confidentiality of Records and Documents in Court Files Amended by Standing Order 02-60
97-8 Assessment of Administrative Fees on Installment and Deferred Account
97-9 Sealing of Protective Orders
97-10 Authorizing Probation to Release Criminal Offender Record Information
97-11 Weekend Commitments
97-12 Flexible Surrender Dates
97-13 Change Request for Payee of Child, Spousal or Medical Support
97-14 Filing of Inventory and Appraisement
97-15 Appointment of Public Guardian as Probate Conservator & Authorization
97-16 Granting Authority to Access Joint Bank Accounts of Conservatees
97-17 Granting Authority to Access Joint Tenancy Safe Deposit Boxes of Conservatees
97-18 Sale of Mobile Homes pursuant to Local Rule 4.41(b)
97-19 97-19 Compliance with Local Court Rule 4.45
97-20 Fines in Criminal Matters be Civilly Pursued; Authorizes $250 Civil Assessment for failure to pay Portion or all of Fine
97-21 Electronic Monitoring
97-22 Civil Pursuit of Traffic Infractions; Authorizes Trial by Declaration, $250 Civil Assessment for failure to Appear & Referral to Revenue Services for Civil Collection
97-23 Exempting San Mateo Public Guardian from the Provisions of Probate Code Sections 1060-1064 Until after October 1, 1997
97-24 Child Welfare Investigations (originally fried 12/13/91)
97-25 Release of Juvenile Court & Law Enforcement Records to Victim Center (originally filed 12/14/95)
97-26 Justice Agencies Authorized to Release Information on Juveniles (originally filed 2/6/97) (amended by Order 97-30)
97-27 Authorized to Release of Information Pertaining to Minors Described By Sections 300, 601 or 601 of Welfare & Institutions Code - (originally filed 2/6/97) (amended by Order 97-29)
97-28 School Districts Authorized to Release Information Pertaining to Minors Described by Sections 601 or 602 of Welfare & Institutions Code to any Probation Officer (originally filed 2/6/97) (amended by order 01-42)
97-29 Amends Standing Order 97-27 - Release of Information Pertaining to Minors (originally filed 3/5/97) (amended by Order 01-41)

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