Your Guide to the Alameda County Courthouse



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The Superior Court of Alameda County


The Superior Court of Alameda County has jurisdiction over Alameda County. It hears cases ranging from traffic violations to murder.

The trial court handles all criminal and civil cases within the county. The court’s judicial branch is also responsible for applying laws, policies, and procedures.

Suppose you are arrested for a traffic violation, domestic violence, DUI, or other criminal offense. In that case, your case will be heard in one of the Alameda County courthouses depending on the city where you were arrested.

The court consists of eight special divisions, including:

  • Civil Court
  • Small Claims Court
  • Family Law Court
  • Probate Court
  • Criminal Court
  • Juvenile Court
  • Traffic Court
  • Collaborative Courts

Non-confidential criminal records are available at the Superior Court, and members of the public may submit requests for records online through the Odyssey Portal.

Individuals may also find their court dates or pay their traffic tickets using the Superior Court’s online services.

A Network of Buildings Serving the County’s Legal Needs


The Alameda County Courthouse is the main courthouse of the Alameda County Superior Court, serving the cities and communities within the county. The courthouse is housed in several buildings, with the largest located in downtown Oakland.

Additionally, the Alameda County Courthouse has several branch locations throughout the county, including in Berkeley, Hayward, and Pleasanton, each of which handles different types of cases and services in specific geographic areas.

George E. McDonald Hall of Justice

George E. McDonald Hall of Justice is a government building that houses the Alameda County Superior Court. It has two main court divisions: Records Management and Settlement Unit.

It has a total of 12 courtrooms and the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Office, Records Clerk’s Office, and Probation Department. It is connected to the Alameda County Jail by a pedestrian bridge.

Location: 2233 Shoreline Drive, Alameda, CA 94501

Phone: 510-891-6005

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM


René C. Davidson Courthouse

Rene C. Davidson Alameda County Courthouse is the location for many of the county’s court proceedings. It was built in Oakland to house the entire Alameda County Superior Court and the Civil and Appeals clerk’s offices.

The building houses 14 courtrooms and the offices of the District Attorney, Public Defender, and Sheriff. In addition, it provides Appeals and Exhibit Services, Jury Services, and a Public Records Terminal.

Visitors can access the building through the main entrance on Fallon Street or the side entrance on Oak Street. It handles civil, criminal, and probate cases. It also allows for the filing of mental health cases.

Location: 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 510-891-6000

Fax Filing: 510-690-2555

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (excluding court holidays)


Berkeley Courthouse

The Berkeley Courthouse has jurisdiction over misdemeanor, felony, and civil cases filed in Alameda County. The courthouse also handles family law matters, such as divorce, child custody, and support proceedings.

The courthouse also has a small claims division that hears cases up to $10,000. In addition, it houses the Probate clerk’s office and hears probate cases.

Location: 2120 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Phone: 510-647-4439

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (excluding court holidays)


Fremont Hall of Justice

The Fremont Hall of Justice is home to the Alameda County Superior Court and other county offices and services. The courthouse features 16 courtrooms, a jury assembly area, and administrative and support spaces.

Location: 39439 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538

Phone: 510-818-7500

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Hayward Hall of Justice

The Hayward Hall of Justice houses the Superior Court of Alameda County and the Hayward Branch Library.

It provides services for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Children’s Waiting Room, Family Law Facilitators, and Child Custody Recommending Counselors. Further, it has a civil and family law division.

Location: Alameda County at 24405 Amador Street, Hayward, CA 94544

Phone: 510-690-2700

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Note: Child Custody Recommending Counselors services run from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.


Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse

Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse is named after the first African American justice appointed to a court in California. The building is now home to the Alameda County Superior Court – Oakland Courthouse.

The courthouse is in downtown Oakland and has a criminal and traffic court division. In addition, it provides jury services.

Location: 661 Washington Street Oakland, CA 94607

Phone: 510-627-4700

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Oakland – County Administration Building

The Oakland Administration building is home to various Alameda County offices, including the County Administrator’s office, the county treasurer, the county auditor and the county assessor.

The building has a civil court division that hears cases from departments 14-25. However, the clerk’s office for cases heard in these departments is in the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse.

Location: 1221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 510- 272-6984

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Dublin – East County Hall of Justice

This court handles criminal and traffic cases.

Location: 5151 Gleason Drive, Dublin, California 94568

Phone: 925-227-6700

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM


San Leandro – John George Psychiatric Pavilion

The John George Psychiatric Pavilion provides services to adults experiencing severe and disabling mental illnesses.

Location: 2060 Fairmont Drive, San Leandro, CA 94578

Phone: 510-891-6332

Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday, 8:00 AM to 8: 00 pm; Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


San Leandro – Juvenile Justice Center

San Leandro houses a juvenile court that only handles cases involving minors. It provides dependency mediation services.

Location: 2500 Fairmont Drive Suite C3013, San Leandro, CA 94578

Phone: 510-618-1106

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

How to View the Superior Court of Alameda County Records

You can request access to judicial and administrative records maintained by the Superior Court of Alameda County. Requests are subject to the California Rules of Court provisions and should be directed in writing (by mail or email) to Executive Office Projects & Programs.

Written requests should be sent by mail to the following address:

ATTN: Adam Byer / Public Access Request

Superior Court of California, County of Alameda

1221 Oak Street, Room 260

Oakland, California 94612

By Email: [email protected]

Contact an Oakland Attorney


Do you need a DUI lawyer to represent you at trial in Alameda County? Contact the Law Office of Rebecca Feigelson today for more information. Our lawyers are familiar with the Alameda County courthouses and know how their systems work.

We can provide you with assistance in the following areas:

  • DUI

  • Theft & White Collar

  • Drug Offenses

  • Asset Forfeiture

  • Domestic Violence

  • Expungements

  • Prostitution

  • Weapons Offenses

If you are charged with an offense in any of the above-mentioned areas, our lawyers can protect your rights and build a strong defense for you.