Monday, July 28, 2014

Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse

720 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Main Number - 916-874-5522
Civil - 916-874-5522
Criminal - 916-874-5744
Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding court holidays)

Background Information

The Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse houses the main administrative offices of the court, as well as containing trial courtrooms, the department of the Presiding Judge, and the general civil and criminal case processing support units.

Two buildings in the immediate vicinity of the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse also provide court services. Located on the third floor at 800 9th Street are Departments 53 and 54, hearing general civil law and motion matters. Located at 800 9th Street, first floor, is Department 59 where general civil settlement conferences are heard.

Matters heard and/or processed in the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse

The following matters are heard and/or processed at the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse and nearby court facilities. Information on case type definitions.

Trials and Hearings Heard

  • General civil trials (excluding Unlawful Detainer cases, Small Claims cases, and family relations matters)
  • Felony and misdemeanor trials (including criminal pretrial matters, DUI cases, and arraignments)
  • General civil pretrial motions
  • Civil Settlement Conferences

Case Processing Support Services

  • General civil support service, felony, and misdemeanor support services (filing of documents, payment of fees, review of files, and case processing)
  • Accounting-related functions (returned checks, refunds, accounts payable for fines, fees, sanctions, services)

The court's Executive and Human Resources Offices are located within the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse.

Departments located in the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse

The following departments are located in or near the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse.

  • Departments 1 and 2 - First Floor
  • Departments 3 through 9 - Second Floor
  • Departments 10 through 20 - Third Floor
  • Departments 21 through 31 - Fourth Floor
  • Departments 32 through 42 - Fifth Floor
  • Departments 43 through 47 - Sixth Floor
  • Departments 53 and 54 - 800 9th Street
  • Department 59 - 800 9th Street

A complete directory of all department locations is posted in each elevator and copies of the directory are available at the Information Booth in the lobby.

Nearby Services

The following services are available in or near the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse.

  • Copy Machines - Available in Rooms 101 and 102; $.25 per page. Copy cards cost $1.00 and can be purchased at the dispensers located in Room 101. The dispensers accept only $1.00 bills. The cards come pre-loaded with $0.50, but customers can reload them for $0.25 per copy at the copiers (not the dispensers), up to a limit of $25.00. The money box at the copier accepts nickels, dimes, quarters, $1.00, and $5.00 bills.
  • Cafeteria/Vending Machines - There is a 6th floor cafeteria; vending machines are located in the Geraldine Alphson Jury Assembly Room on the second floor (Room 203).
  • Public Telephones - Located on each floor of the courthouse.
  • Children's Waiting Room - A Children's Waiting Room is available in Room 211 on the 2nd floor from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • U.S. Mailbox - Mail slots are located on each floor, near the elevators.
  • Banking Services - An ATM is located on the first floor; nearby banks include Wells Fargo at 400 Capitol Mall, Sacramento Credit Union at 800 H Street, and Bank of America located at 1130 K Street.
  • Nearby Restaurants - The K Street Mall, located three blocks south of the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse, has many restaurants in all price ranges.

Interactive Map to the Courthouse

Driving Directions

From the Bay Area (and points west)

  • Take the Interstate 80 freeway to Interstate 5 north. Exit at the J Street exit. J Street is a one-way street, heading east. Follow J Street to 8th Street and turn left. 8th Street is a one-way street, heading north. The Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse is located on the block that is fronted by 8th and 9th Streets and G and H Streets.

From North Sacramento (and points north)

  • Take the Business 80 freeway to Highway 160. Highway 160 becomes 12th Street, moving into the downtown area. Turn right onto G Street. The Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse is located on the block that is fronted by 8th and 9th Streets and G and H Streets or
  • Take Interstate 80 to Interstate 5 south. Exit at the J Street exit. J Street is a one-way street, heading east. Follow J Street to 8th Street and turn left. 8th Street is a one-way street, heading north. The Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse is located on the block that is fronted by 8th and 9th Streets and G and H Streets or
  • Take Interstate 5 south. Exit at the J Street exit. J Street is a one-way street, heading east. Follow J Street to 8th Street and turn left. 8th Street is a one-way street, heading north. The Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse is located on the block that is fronted by 8th and 9th Streets and G and H Streets.

From South Sacramento (and points south)

  • Take Interstate 5 north. Exit at the J Street exit. J Street is a one-way street, heading east. Follow J Street to 8th Street and turn left. 8th Street is a one-way street, heading north. The Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse is located on the block that is fronted by 8th and 9th Streets and G and H Streets or
  • Take Highway 99 north. At the interchange, follow the signs leading to westbound Interstate 80 (toward San Francisco). From Interstate 80 west, take Interstate 5 north. Exit at the J Street exit. J Street is a one-way street, heading east. Follow J Street to 8th Street and turn left. 8th Street is a one-way street, heading north. The Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse is located on the block that is fronted by 8th and 9th Streets and G and H Streets.

From Rancho Cordova, Folsom (and points east)

  • Take Highway 50 west (toward San Francisco). Take Interstate 5 north. Exit at the J Street exit. J Street is a one-way street, heading east. Follow J Street to 8th Street and turn left. 8th Street is a one-way street, heading north. The Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse is located on the block that is fronted by 8th and 9th Streets and G and H Streets.

Parking Information

Metered parking is available on all streets surrounding the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse (meters take only quarters). There are also a limited number of free two-hour street parking spaces available on D, E, and F Streets. In addition, the following public lots are available within walking distance.

Lot Location and Rates

Jury Service

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