On March 26, 2020, in light of the continuing COVID-19 public health emergency, the Oakland, San Jose, and Eureka/McKinleyville Courthouses were closed entirely to the public, and essential courthouse operations were consolidated and relocated to the San Francisco Courthouse, until April 7, 2020. This period has been extended until May 1, 2020. See General Order 73, amended April 2, 2020.  The court will continue accepting electronic filings through ECF, and hearings will be held by video or teleconference to the extent practicable.  For pro se or other documents that have traditionally been filed in paper format, please first contact the phone numbers below to learn of alternative options for filing.  If needed, a drop-box is available at the San Francisco Courthouse’s Turk St. entrance, and documents will be picked up every Thursday.

Questions may be directed to the following phone numbers: San Francisco Courthouse: (415) 522-2000; Oakland Courthouse: (510) 637-3530; San Jose Courthouse: (408) 535-5363; or McKinleyville Courthouse: (707) 445-3612.  Questions about under-seal criminal filings, payments, or deliveries should be directed to (415) 522-2000.  Questions may also be emailed to, or for media inquiries, to