downtown superior court (DTS)
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Location & Contact Info

Street & mailing address: 191 North First Street San Jose, CA 95113
Click to see map  and get driving directions.

Types of cases heard: Civil, Probate, and Small Claims

Parking Information: See the downtown San Jose parking map  for rates and public parking options. Check the VTA  (for bus and light rail) and Caltrain  websites for public transportation options.

at Downtown Superior Court (DTS)

Please see the linked list of preferred parking lots near DTS  . The Court does not validate or reimburse for any other parking besides the Victory Mitchell Parking lot, #1 shown on the map. (This is an open lot, not a parking garage.) The lot is located at 64 N. Market Street and has limited parking spaces available. Parking is on a first come, first serve basis. Please bring your parking stub from this lot to the Jury counter for validation. If you are cited for any illegal parking, it will be your responsibility to pay for any citations that are issued to you.


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DTS Business Hours

Refer to this list of courthouse hours  for current business hours. Please be advised that effective November 24, 2014, the business hours at all courthouse locations will be 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. For further details, please see the Reduced Business Hours Notice  .

Drop Box Information at DTS

The DTS Drop Box located in the lobby and available to anyone seeking to file civil documents with the Clerk's Office. The lobby is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Click for guidelines on using the drop box .

List of Departments/Courtrooms and Judicial Officers at DTS

Department 1: Honorable  Brian C. Walsh
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2110
Court Reporter (408) 882-2115
Department 2: Honorable Mark H. Pierce
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2120
Court Reporter (408) 882-2125
Department 3: Honorable William J. Elfving
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2130
Court Reporter (408) 882-2135
Department 4: Honorable Derek Woodhouse
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2140
Court Reporter (408) 882-2145
Department 5: Honorable Thomas E. Kuhnle
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2150
Court Reporter (408) 882-2155
Department 6: Honorable Theodore C. Zayner
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2160
Court Reporter (408) 882-2165
Department 7: Honorable JoAnne McCracken
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2170
Court Reporter (408) 882-2175
Department 8: Honorable Maureen A. Folan
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2180
Court Reporter (408) 882-2185
Department 9: Honorable Mary E. Arand
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2200
Court Reporter (408) 882-2205
Department 10: Honorable Helen E. Williams
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2210
Court Reporter (408) 882-2215
Department 11: Honorable Carol Overton
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2220
Court Reporter (408) 882-2225
Department 12: Honorable Risë Jones Pichon
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2230
Court Reporter (408) 882-2235
Department 13: Honorable James L. Stoelker
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2240
Court Reporter (408) 882-2245
Department 14: Vacant
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2250
Court Reporter (408) 882-2245
Department 15: Comm. Lisa Steingart T, W; Comm. Christine Copeland Th, Fri
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2260
Court Reporter (408) 882-2265
Department 16: Honorable Drew Takaichi
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2270
Court Reporter (408) 882-2275
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