Please be advised that effective October 6, 2014, the Traffic and Small Claims units at the Palo Alto Courthouse are closed. For additional information, please read the Courtroom Closures notice.
Location & Contact Info
- Main phone number: (650) 462-3800
- TDD: (650) 470-3921 (for hearing-impaired use only)
- For courtroom numbers, see below.
- Also see phone numbers on the list of main Court Telephone Numbers.
Types of cases heard: Criminal
Parking Information: Click to see parking map (image opens in new window).
Palo Alto Courthouse 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 the Palo Alto Courthouse
An outside drop box has been provided for your convenience, with 24/7 access. Click for guidelines on using the drop box . And remember, no cash please!
|Department Phone Numbers|
|Department 84: Honorable Jerome Nadler/Honorable C. Randall Schneider|
|Courtroom Clerk||(650) 462-3830|
|Court Reporter:||(650) 462-3835|
|Department 85: Honorable Vincent J. Chiarello|
|Courtroom Clerk||(650) 462-3840|
|Court Reporter:||(650) 462-3845|
|Department 86: Vacant|
|Courtroom Clerk||(650) 462-3850|
|Court Reporter:||(650) 462-3855|
|Department 87: Honorable Robert Foley|
|Courtroom Clerk||(650) 462-3860|
|Court Reporter:||(650) 462-3865|
|Department 88: Honorable Diane M. Northway|
|Courtroom Clerk||(650) 462-3870|
|Court Reporter:||(650) 462-3875|
|Department 89: Honorable Allison M. Danner|
|Courtroom Clerk||(650) 462-3880|
|Court Reporter:||(650) 462-3885|