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Palo Alto Courthouse

270 Grant Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Mailing Address: 191 N. First St., San Jose, CA 95113
Phones:  See Court Telephone Numbers

Types of cases heard:

  • Criminal

Parking & Transportation:

  • Click to see parking map
  • Click to visit  for route and traffic information as well as help with public transportation.

Juror Parking at the Palo Alto Courthouse: Jurors should park only in the designated "Juror" parking lot adjacent to the Courthouse. The parking permit that came with the juror summons should be displayed on the car dashboard. (If you don't have your permit, you can obtain a replacement when reporting at the Jury counter.)

If the "Juror" parking lot becomes full, please notify the deputies at the front entrance of the courthouse, and they will redirect you to an overflow lot. Do not park in the City of Palo Alto or County parking lots or you will be cited. If you are cited for any illegal parking, it will be your responsibility to pay for any citations that are issued to you.

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 84: Honorable Thomas E. Kuhnle

  • Courtroom Clerk: (650) 462-3830
  • Court Reporter: (650) 462-3835

Department 85: Honorable Thang N. Barrett

  • 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: Vacant

  • Courtroom Clerk: (650) 462-3860
  • Court Reporter: (650) 462-3865

Department 88: Vacant

  • Courtroom Clerk: (650) 462-3870
  • Court Reporter: (650) 462-3875

Department 89: Vacant

  • Courtroom Clerk: (650) 462-3880
  • Court Reporter: (650) 462-3885