Phone: (415) 444-7040
Location: Civic Center, Hall of Justice, Room 113
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Wills Lodged. Upon a person's death, individuals must lodge the decedent's will with the Court. This must be done within thirty (30) calendar days of the decedent's date of death.
Hearings. Probate matters are heard each Monday at 8:30 a.m. Probate matters are calendared for hearing by the Civil Clerk's Office. Individuals may call the probate clerk at (415) 444-7040, Option 4 to obtain the next available hearing date. All matters which require a hearing will be assigned a calendar date upon filing of the petition.
Probate Examiner. The purpose of the Probate Examiner is to review all documents related to decedents' estates, conservatorships, and guardianships for procedural correctness before they are acted on by the Court at the hearing. The Probate Examiner advises counsel or self represented litigants of defects in the documents filed with the Court and recommends changes.
Probate Court Investigators. Court investigators primarily assist the Court in cases involving conservatorships, guardianships and, occasionally, stepparent adoptions. Court investigators have specialized training in social work, accounting, mental health and criminal justice.
New Case Filings.
Due to the length of time it takes to initiate a new lawsuit, documents received in the clerk’s office after 3:30 p.m. will be time stamped with the current date and processed the following court business day. The date of filing will be the time stamped date. See more information about procedures for filing court documents by clicking here.
To contact the Probate Court Investigators please call 415-444-7090.
Ex Parte Hearings. Ex parte hearing requests may be calendared by calling the Probate Examiner at (415) 444-7315.
Tentative Rulings. Tentative rulings in Probate cases are posted on the Court's website. Click here. Tentative rulings are available after 12:00 p.m. on the court day preceding the hearing date.
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