How to Access Your San Mateo County Small Claims Court Files Online

March 30, 2021
How to Access Your San Mateo County Small Claims Court Files Online
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Did you know you can view and download filed documents for your Small Claims Court case in San Mateo County online? Documents you, the other party, or the court files, will appear in the online case docket.

The online case docket consists of a list of "events" in the case. Each time you, the other party, or the court files a document, a new event is created. You are able to access the small claims court case docket for free.  

In this article, learn about:

  • Why it is important to frequently check your small claims court docket.
  • Examples of notices you may receive:
  • Steps on how to access your small claims case docket online

Why is it important to frequently check your small claims court docket?

While you will still receive any important notices in the mail from the San Mateo small claims court, checking your online docket can give you access to notices a lot quicker.

Examples of notices you may receive:

  • Your court date may have changed.
  • The other party may have filed an important document in the case that requires your response.
  • The court may have uploaded important case information.  

Review the steps on how to access your small claims case docket online:

Step 1: Go to the San Mateo County Small Claims Court Case Access website here.

Step 2: Enter your case number or your last name, first name.

  • The case number consists of 10 letters and numbers. 

Step 3: Click on the case number (it should be in blue font and underlined). 

Step 4: You should now be able to see a summary of your case.


San Mateo County allows you to download any documents in your case for free.

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