Palm springs courthouse
3255 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, Ca. 92262
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 Evictions
Ample parking is available in the front of the Palm Springs Court. In addition to designated handicapped spaces, individuals with vehicles displaying a handicapped placard or license plate may park in any space.
The following departments are in the Southwest Justice Center:
Department Floor PS1 1 PS2 1 PS3 1American with Disabilities Act - Accommodations (ADA)
The main entrance is located in front of the building on E. Tahquitz Canyon Way. The wheelchair accessible entry is equipped with a handicapped activation button and a wheelchair ramp is located to the right of the entrance.
All individuals seeking entrance to the facility must pass through security screening which includes a metal detector (magnetometer). The screening device can accommodate a wheelchair of average size. Individuals with pacemakers or cochlear implants may request screening via a hand held wand from security screening personnel.
Public restrooms located on the first or ground floor have wheelchair accessible stalls and sinks.
A wheelchair accessible drinking fountain is located on the main floor near the entrance.
Smoke detectors and fire alarm systems are equipped with strobe lights.
The Palm Springs Court is a two-level building, which houses Departments PS1, PS2, and PS3. Each courtroom has wheelchair accessible counsel tables, jury boxes and witness stands. Wheelchair seating areas are located in the audience section of each courtroom. Three jury deliberation rooms are also wheelchair accessible.
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 located on the main floor of the lobby has a lowered area of counter space that can be accessed by customers in wheelchairs. 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)
- 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.