265 N. Broadway Blythe, Ca. 92225
Hours of OperationThe courthouse is open from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday only, except court holidays.
Types of Cases Heard at this Location:
Civil, Evictions, Small Claims, Family Law, Criminal and Traffic
Public parking is located on the north side of the building, where three spaces are designated for handicapped.
The following departments are in the Blythe Courthouse:
Department Floor 260 1 265 1American with Disabilities Act - Accommodations (ADA)
The main entry is located on N. Broadway at street level and is wheelchair accessible. However, the door is not equipped with a door activation button.
All individuals seeking entrance to the facility must pass through security screening which includes a metal detector (magnetometer). The screening device will not accommodate a large wheelchair. Individuals with pacemakers or cochlear implants may request screening via a hand held wand from security screening personnel.
Public restrooms on the first floor are wheelchair accessible; however, restroom entrances are not equipped with handicapped door activation buttons. There are wheelchair accessible stalls and sinks available in each restroom.
A wheelchair accessible drinking fountain is located in the lobby.
Smoke detectors and fire alarm systems are equipped with strobe lights.
The Blythe Courthouse is located in the easternmost part of Riverside County. It is a one-story courthouse that houses Department 260 and Department 265. Each courtroom is equipped with wheelchair accessible counsel tables and jury boxes. However, witness stands are not wheelchair accessible. There are two areas in each courtroom designated for handicapped seating. Courtroom doors are not automated for handicapped entry.
Assistive listening devices are available for hearing-disabled individuals. Individuals anticipating the need to use hearing assisted devices are requested to notify the ADA Coordinator’s Office by completing Judicial Council Form MC 410 and submitting the form to the Court's Human Resource Department as far in advance of the court date as possible and in any event no less than five (5) court days prior to the hearing.
If a printed transcript of a court hearing is required, please make arrangements to purchase one from the court reporter.
Individuals in need of sign language interpreters may request assistance through the Court's Human Resource Department. Individuals may request Computer Assisted Real-Time Transcription or CART assistance through the ADA Coordinator’s Office by submitting Judicial Council Form MC 410 to the ADA Coordinator in as far advance of the court date as possible and in any event no less than five (5) court days prior to the hearing. Generally, sign language interpreters and CART reporters are provided to facilitate a hearing disabled individual's participation in court proceedings, but they may be permitted to accompany an individual at other times to facilitate communication in court matters.
Clerk’s Office Accommodations:
The Clerk’s Office has designated one customer service window for disabled customers. The window has a lowered, wheelchair accessible counter. A wheelchair accessible table for filling out forms is located in the clerk’s office. A speech-generating device (NEO Text2Speech) is available upon request at the customer service window. Magnification devices are also available upon request to facilitate reading smaller print on court forms.Items Not Allowed in Court Buildings
- Any firearms
- Taser / Stun guns
- Gun shaped lighters
- Toy or replica guns
- BB guns
- Pellet guns
- All bullets and ammunition
- Buck type knives - all size blades
- Swiss Army / utility type knives - all size blades
- Butter and steak knives - all size blades
- Multi-tool type knives - all size blades
- Concealable / disguised knives - all size blades
- Switchblade knives / gravity knives
- Pocket knives
- Miscellaneous sharp items (includes knitting needles and crochet hooks)
- Razors (includes single razor blades)
- Box cutters
- All 'exacto' type tools
- Ice picks
- Tear Gas
- Pepper gas
- Animal repellent
- Butane Fuel
- Cigarette lighters
- Letter openers
- Pieces of heavy-duty wire
- Heavy gauge chains
- Laser pointers (exception: attorneys needing for trial)
- Needles/Syringes (non-diabetics or without a prescription)
- Alcohol and controlled substances, including marijuana, per PC4573(a); U.S.C Section 812
- Handcuff keys
- Excess clothing beyond what is reasonable for personal use and current weather conditions
- Glass containers or objects
- Other miscellaneous items that present a safety concern as determined by Sheriff's Department supervisors for each facility.