San Mateo California
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San Mateo County Criminal & Court Records

Superior Court - Southern Branch Limited

Address
400 County Center Redwood City, CA 94063
Fax
650-363-4976
Hours
8AM-4PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No probation reports or confidential information records released
Civil Note
Online access is free at www.sanmateocourt.org/midx/.
General Note
Limited Criminal/Civil (former Muni Ct). Small Claims Divisions for San Mateo and South San Francisco divisions have been relocated here in Rm A on the 1st Floor of the Hall of Justice.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Years Available

Limited Criminal records computerized from 1991, index files from 1983. Records destroyed after 10 years

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, fax, in person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

Superior Court

Address
400 County Center Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone
650-363-4711
Fax
650-363-4914
Hours
8AM-4PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Civil Actions over $25,000, Probate
Restricted Records
No confidential jackets on conservatorships & guardianships, adoptions, juvenile, medical, probation or sealed records released
Civil Note
Online access is free at www.sanmateocourt.org/midx/. Includes probate and small claims.
General Note
Southern Area Limited Criminal, lower-value civil actions, evictions and small claims also located here, but shown in a separate listing.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, DOB, SSN, CADL#

Years Available

Criminal records on computer since 1964; prior on books

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

Superior Court - Northern Branch

Address
1050 Mission Rd South San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone
650-877-5773
Fax
650-877-5703
Hours
8AM-4PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Traffic
Restricted Records
No probation reports or confidential information records released
Civil Note
Online access is free at www.sanmateocourt.org/midx/. Includes probate and small claims.
General Note
Includes Brisbane, Daly City (including Westlake), Pacifica, San Bruno, South San Francisco, the northern coastal towns and all unincorporated areas in the north end of the county including Colma, Bart and Broadmoor.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: DOB

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1991, index files from 1983. Records destroyed after 10 years

Record Retrieval Methods

In person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

San Mateo County Court Recorder Offices

County Recorder

Address
San Mateo County 555 County Ctr, 1st Fl Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone
650-363-4713, 363-4500
Fax
650-363-4843
Hours
8AM-5PM
Record Avalilability
All recorded documents are in one master index. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1985.

Courier Offices

Address
555 County Ctr, 1st Fl Redwood City, CA 94063

County Assessor

Phone
650-363-4500

Treasurer

Phone
650-363-4840

Treasurer

Appraiser
650-363-4500

Elections

Appraiser
650-312-5222

Vital

Appraiser
650-363-4500