Online Services - Probate
Find Probate case information online.
Probate Tentative Rulings may be obtained online one to three days before the hearing. Rulings on motions are available by 3 p.m. the court day prior to the motion. Call (415) 551-4000 to obtain tentative rulings by phone.
Hearing dates for all appearance matters are assigned by the filing clerk at the time the petition is filed.
How to make remote appearance for Department 204 and Department 202
Other hearing times are:
- Appearance Hearings for Probate Matters other than Appointment of Guardians and Conservators, and Motions:
9 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in Department 204. Order in which matters usually are heard:
- Petitions for confirmation of sale
- All other matters
- Petitions for Appointment of Guardian: 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday in - Department 204 (These matters require an appearance).
- Petitions for Appointment of Conservator, including other personal care issues such as placement: 9 a.m. on Thursday in Department 204 (These matters require an appearance).
- Mental Health Conservatorship Matters: 9 a.m. on Thursday in Department 622 or at San Francisco General Hospital (closed hearings).
- Requests for Restraining Orders to Stop Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse for cases related to an Active Conservatorship: 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Department 204 or as specially set by Judicial Officer at time of issuance of Temporary Restraining Order.
- Ex Parte matters (for an appearance): 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. -- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in Room 202.
- Law and Motion Calendar: Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, and Fridays, in Department 204. To schedule a motion, call (415) 551-3702.
- Pre-Granted Orders are available in Room 103, Windows 23, 24, and 25 after 9:30 a.m. on or after the day of the hearing.
Probate Court Info
The Probate Court deals directly with the everyday personal and financial matters of San Franciscans. Most people think of probate courts as working exclusively with wills and the financial affairs of people who have died. However, the Probate Court also deals with guardianships of children, conservatorships of adults, mental health treatment, trusts, and dependent adult restraining orders when related to an existing conservatorship.
The Judge and staff of the San Francisco Probate Court are committed to the administration of justice with thoughtfulness and concern for the citizens of San Francisco.
Search for Case Calendars by Case Type and Date. Information is available up to 120 calendar days from today.
Conservatorship of Adults
If a Judge decides that an adult cannot safely handle personal or financial affairs or both, the Judge may appoint an individual or an agency to manage the adult’s affairs under Court supervision. Click on the button below for more information.
Guardianship of Children
In California, there are two types of guardianships for children. The first type is connected with the Juvenile Dependency Court. In those cases, a child has been removed from the home by a Child Protective Services social worker because there is information that the child is being neglected, abused, or is in danger. The other type of guardianship is handled by the Probate Court. In these guardianships, the child lives with the person who is the guardian. Click on the button below for more information.
Other Probate Information
Wills and Decedents' Estates
Mental Health Conservatorship
All Probate Estate and Trust cases are subject to e-filing. These cases have either a PES or PTR prefix.
Probate cases must be filed through File & ServeXpress.