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Probate Court

Effective July 1, 2024, the San Francisco Superior Court is expanding its mandatory e-filing program to include Probate Guardianships and Conservatorship Cases (having a PGN or PCN prefix)

A limited number of documents cannot be electronically filed. These documents will have to continue to be conventionally submitted. Please review the Court’s local rules (revision for July 1, 2024) for specific exemptions. 

Online Services - Probate

How to find your case information for upcoming hearings: 

Probate Tentative Rulings may be obtained online or by phone one to three days before the hearing.  Rulings on motions are generally available by 3 p.m. the court day prior to the motion.

If you wish to listen the tentative ruling of your case for upcoming hearing, please dial (415) 551-4000.

Calendar Information

How to find your case information for upcoming hearings: 

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   (An overbidder must return the overbid form to the courtroom before the end of the hearing) 
    • All other matters
  • Petitions for Appointment of Guardian: 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday in - Department 204 (These matters require an appearance).   *** Please check in at 1:00 p.m.
  • 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.
  • Drop-off ex parte matters (for non appearance):  All ex parte petitions not seeking an appearance must be submitted by leaving a courtesy copy with the probate clerk in Room 103.  If petition seeks expedited review for demonstrable urgency, the petitioner must attach the blue cover sheet, Request For Expedited Review By Probate Court

  • 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.

Search for Case Calendars by Case Type and Date. Information is available up to 120 calendar days from today.

Case Calendar

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.

Conservatorship of Adults

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.

Guardianship of Children

Other Probate Information

Wills and Decedents' Estates


Mental Health Conservatorship


Please click here to see the checklist of common problems and reasons for delay.

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