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Hall of Justice and Records Small Claims - Redwood City, CA

Courthouse in San Mateo County, CA

Last updated at 2022-02-11T04:14:40.410Z

Important information

Courthouse info


400 County Center, Redwood City CA 94063

Hours of operation

The San Mateo courthouse is open Monday through Friday, from 10 am - 2 pm. Hours are subject to change due to COVID.

Court fees

Up to $100

Contact info

Clerk phone number

(650) 261-5100, Option 6

Mailing Address

400 County Center, Redwood City CA 94063

General info

Court website

Filing info

Average days to process

2-10 business days

Small claims info

Small claims website

Helpful to know

Judge info

The small claims judge in at the San Mateo courthouse is Commissioner Lauren Zorfas. Hon. Zorfas was elected to the Superior Court of California in 2020. She is a graduate of San Francisco Law School. Prior to her election, Zorfas had achieved a lengthy career in family and public interest law.

Parking info

A number of parking garages are available nearby. The closest include the Marshall Street Garage and the Jefferson Avenue Garage. The Main Street Lot also offers a number of uncovered parking spots. Last, metered street parking is open throughout the downtown area for a minimal cost. More parking options are available here.

Busiest time

The busiest hours at the San Mateo Courthouse are from 11 am to 12 pm.

Transit direction

The best way to reach the courthouse through public transit is by Caltrain or SamTrans. The Redwood City Caltrain/Samtrans station is located a 6 minute walk away from the Hall of Justice. Upon arriving at the Redwood City Station, continue walking North down either Hamilton or Marshall street, until arriving at the Hall of Justice. Transit options that connect with Caltrain include BART.

Driving direction

The small claims division is housed in San Mateo Courthouse’s Southern Branch, the Hall of Justice & Records. The Hall of Justice & Records is an eight-floored building located in the middle of downtown Redwood City. After entering the Hall, remain on the first floor after passing security and you will be directed to Room A. Please note that small courts office is currently closed during COVID. Questions are to be sent in through the San Mateo court's Contact Us email.

Food nearby

Peet’s Coffee and Philz Coffee are both located about a 5 minute walk from the courthouse. Nearby places for a quick bite include The Sandwich Spot and Five Guys. The downtown area surrounding the courthouse offers a number of different casual restaurants.

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