Oct 01, 2022

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Location: Hall of Justice, 600 Administration, Room 107J, Santa Rosa CA 95403
Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM Mon-Fri
Court Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mon-Fri
(707) 521-6500


What is the Superior Court?

The Sonoma County Superior and Municipal Courts were administratively consolidated in January of 1994.

The Judges and Commissioners of the Sonoma County Courts became fully coordinated under one Presiding Judge in January 1997.

The Municipal Court was formally dissolved and one unified Superior Court was created in June of 1998.

As a result, all of the sitting Municipal Court Judicial Officers were sworn in as Superior Court Judicial Officers.

Where is the Court located?

The Main Courthouse is located in the Sonoma County Center at the Hall of Justice.

There are also three other Court locations where Court operations take place. These are the Civil and Family Law Courthouse, the Empire College Annex and the Juvenile Justice Center.

You can get more detail information at the Locations & Contact Info web page.

What are the office hours?

The Court Clerks offices are open on court business days Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Courtrooms are normally in session 8:00 am to Noon & 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The Court Holiday Schedule can be viewed and downloaded here.

What are the phone hours?

The Main Court Phone information line is (707) 521-6500 and information is available from 8:00 am to noon on court business days.

What are local rules?

Local rules define how the Court is governed. You can download the Court Local Rules here.

Where can I park?

Parking for the Hall of Justice is available on Administration Drive, Paulin Drive, Ventura Avenue, or in the long term parking lot on Ventura Avenue.

Parking regulations are strictly enforced.

Is there an ATM at the Court?

No. The closest ATM is located at 370 Administration Drive east side of building.

What is the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) plan?

Detailed information can be obtained by clicking this link Limited English Proficiency Plan

What are Reporter's Transcript Deposit Costs?

View rules 8.130 and 8.834 Reporter's Transcript Deposit Costs here.

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