Santa Clara County Superior Court

Information about filing court documents in Santa Clara County, California

eFiling Civil : Mandatory
Small Claims : Mandatory
Family : Mandatory
Probate : Mandatory
Mental Health : Mandatory

Rapid Legal offers eFiling with Santa Clara Superior Court.

Max. Document Size: 25 MB

Max. Transaction Size: 35 MB

Physical Filing Available

Rapid Legal offers Physical Filing at Santa Clara Superior Court.

Courtesy Copy Delivery Available

Rapid Legal offers Courtesy Copy Delivery service.

Santa Clara Superior Court FAQs

The court has about 5 weeks of backlog processing documents submitted via eFiling.

Please see below or click on this link for more information regarding Remote or In-Person appearances.

Motions can be reserved by calling the Law & Motion department. If a motion is submitted without a hearing date, Calendar clerks assign the hearing date based on availability once the motion is processed. Please allow us time to set these hearings. When the hearing is set you will be able to view it in your case on: Superior Court-Case Information Portal. Once the hearing date is assigned, please send an amended notice.

At this time MSC hearings generally are held remotely. If a party wants an in-person hearing, it can ask for one. The settlement attorney or judge will reach out to the parties to schedule a hearing.

Trial department assignments are made Thursday before the Monday trial. Court staff will notify you, the trial judge, and department on Thursday or Friday before the trial. The details of an in-person appearance may be arranged with the trial department.

It is mandatory for attorney-represented cases to eFile their documents. Pro per litigants may submit their filings by mail, and/or use the drop-box to drop off their filings. All documents will be filed and processed in the order it is received. The file date of each filing will be the date that it was submitted in an eFile, dropped in the drop-box, or mail was received by the court.

Copies of the documents in a Civil/Small Claims/Probate case may be obtained at the courthouse in which the case was filed by mailing a request with a self-addressed stamped envelope to return the documents. A fee of $0.50 per page will be charged. There is a fee of $40 to certify a document. There is a fee of $50 to exemplify a document.

Please include the case number, case title, title of the documents requested and the dates the documents were filed when you submit your request. Case numbers for files after 1996 are available from the court’s public access website. Copy requests of more than 25 pages may take up to 30 working days to complete. If you are unable to provide all these items, a search fee of $15.00 will be charged.

To obtain copies when you do not know the number of pages, please submit a check “Not to Exceed” with an amount with which you are comfortable. Complete the check as far as the date, make payable to the Superior Court, sign the check, write the case number on the check and below the line where you write out the amount, write “Not to Exceed $ 10” which would cover up to 20 pages. Your copies and receipt will be returned to you in your self-addressed stamped envelope. Please mail to the following address: Superior Court Civil Division 191 N. First Street San Jose, Ca 95113.

Superior Court of Santa Clara – Downtown Superior Court

Address: 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113, United States
Phone: (408) 882-2100


Superior Court of Santa Clara – Family Justice Center

Address: 201 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113, United States
Phone: (408) 792-4200


Superior Court of Santa Clara – Hall of Justice

Address: 190 West Hedding Street, San Jose, CA 95110, United States
Phone: (408) 808-6600


Superior Court of Santa Clara – Juvenile Justice

Address: 840 Guadalupe Parkway, San Jose, CA 95110, United States
Phone: (408) 808-6200


Superior Court of Santa Clara – Old Courthouse

Address: 161 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113, United States
Phone: (408) 883-2100

Matters Served: CIVIL

Superior Court of Santa Clara – Palo Alto Courthouse

Address: 270 Grant Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306, United States
Phone: (650) 462-3800

Matters Served: CRIMINAL

Superior Court of Santa Clara – Santa Clara Courthouse

Address: 1095 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, CA 95050, United States
Phone: (408) 556-3000

Matters Served: TRAFFIC

Superior Court of Santa Clara – South County Courthouse

Address: 301 Diana Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, United States
Phone: (408) 695-5000


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