Palo Alto courthouse
photo of the Palo Alto Courthouse

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

Street and Mailing Address: 270 Grant Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94306
Click to see map  and get driving directions.
Click to view public transportation info.


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!

List of Departments/Courtrooms and Judicial Officers at the Palo Alto Courthouse

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
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