Riverside Historic courthouse
4050 Main Street, Riverside, Ca. 92501
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:
Civil and Probate
Executive Offices and Human Resources
The Riverside Superior Court's Executive Offices and Human Resources Department are located in the Historic Courthouse.
Parking is metered on the city streets and handicapped spaces are not designated, but individuals with vehicles displaying a handicapped placard or license plate may park in any space, free of charge.
Street metered parking in downtown Riverside on Main Street currently costs 25 cents per 10 minutes, up to four hours max at a time.
The following departments are in the Riverside Historic Courthouse:
Department Floor 1 1 2 1 3 1 4 1 5 1 6 1 7 1 8 1 10 2 11 2 12 2American with Disabilities Act - Accommodations (ADA)
The Main Street entry is not wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair ramps and entries are located on Tenth Street (north entrance) and Eleventh Street (south entry).
All individuals seeking entrance to the facility must pass through security screening which includes a metal detector. 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. A public restroom on the second floor adjacent to Department 10 is wheelchair accessible; however, the entrance is not equipped with a handicapped door activation button.
A wheelchair accessible drinking fountain is located on the first floor near the women’s restroom.
Smoke detectors and fire alarm systems are equipped with strobe lights.
Elevator cabs are equipped with Braille signage and emergency call features to accommodate those with seeing and hearing impairment.
The Historic Courthouse is a 1903 Beaux Arts classical revival style building on the Riverside County Historical Commission’s list of historic landmarks. From 1994 to 1998, the building underwent restoration, structural stabilization, and redesign, resulting in wheelchair accessibility to all 10 courtrooms. Handicapped door activation buttons are located on courtroom doors for Departments 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. Wheelchair lifts are located in the stairwells between Departments 3 and 4, and Departments 5 and 6, providing access to 2nd floor jury deliberation rooms.
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. Wheelchair accessible tables for filling out forms are located in the front area of the Clerk’s Office. A speech-generating device (NEO Text2Speech) is available upon request at any 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)
- 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.