880 N. State Street, Hemet, Ca. 92543
Hours of OperationThe courthouse is open from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except court holidays.
Types of Cases Heard at this Location:
Family Law, Small Claims, Unlawful Detainers and Traffic.
Public parking is located on the northeast side of the court building. Nine spaces are designated for handicapped parking, but individuals with vehicles displaying a handicapped placard or license plate may park in any space.
The following departments are in the Hemet Courthouse:
Department Floor H1 1 H2 1 H3 1 H4 1 H5 1American with Disabilities Act - Accommodations (ADA)
The main entry on the north side of the building is wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair ramp to the main north entry is provided; however, the entrance 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 can accommodate wheelchairs of average size. 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 and have wheelchair accessible stalls and sinks. The restroom entrances are not equipped with handicapped door activation buttons.
Wheelchair accessible drinking fountains are located near the Children’s Room and near the Self-Help Center near the front lobby.
Smoke detectors and fire alarm systems are equipped with strobe lights.
The Hemet Court is a one-story facility, which houses five courtrooms, Departments H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4, and H-5. Counsel table in each courtroom is wheelchair accessible. Departments H-2, H-3, and H-4 have wheelchair accessible jury boxes, Departments H-2, H-3, H-4, and H-5 have wheelchair accessible witness stands. The doors to the courtrooms 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 it to the ADA Coordinator’s Office 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 Interpreter Coordinator’s Office. 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 Clerk’s Office or directly to the ADA Coordinator 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. 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 is located in the lobby of the building near the main north entrance. There are no clerk’s office customer service windows designated for disabled customers. A speech-generating device (NEO Text2Speech) is available upon request at the clerk’s office 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.