Redwood City, CA – In an effort to continue to improve service to the public and promote sustainability by reducing paper in the courthouse, the San Mateo Superior Court is implementing mandatory electronic filing (e-filing) for some case types, Court Executive Officer Neal Taniguchi announced today.

As of January 21, 2020, San Mateo Superior Court requires that all parties, with the exception of self-represented litigants, electronically file into the following case types:

• Family Law
• Probate

Permissive e-filing is available for the following case types:

• Complex Civil
• Civil
• Small Claims
• Criminal

For more information about e-filing in San Mateo Court, including Local Rule 2.1.8 listing documents that cannot be electronically filed, please visit the Court’s web site at

Additional information on the court’s e-filing services, and a listing of all approved Electronic Filing Service Providers (EFSPS) is available at:

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