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Hearing Schedules / Court Appearances

How to Schedule Traffic Court Appearances

If you have to go to traffic court, you must schedule your court appearance in advance. Same-day walk-ins are not available. You may reserve a court date over the phone with a court clerk.

Reserve early as space is limited. Note that you do NOT have to deposit bail:

  • when asking for an arraignment hearing, or
  • when asking for a court trial at your arraignment.

Court Appearances with an Officer Present

Refer to the How to Take Care of your Traffic Citation/Ticket section of our website for more information if you wish to plead not guilty without appearing in person.

Hours and Locations

The Traffic Division is Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hearing schedules are shown in the table below.

  Traffic Division
Address Northern Branch: Traffic Division, 1050 Mission Road, Southern San Francisco, CA 94080

Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m. in Courtroom M at the Northern Branch (except holidays)

Court Trials

(Note: All court trials are pre-calendared.)

Monday at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom M at the Northern Branch (except holidays)
Night Court Trials

The first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Courtroom 4A at the Southern Branch, Traffic Division, 400 County Center, Redwood City CA 94063. (except holidays)

If you are asking for a night court hearing, you may need to pay your bail amount or amount due in advance. Ask the clerk for the procedures for requesting night court trials.

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