Banning Justice Center
311 E. Ramsey Street
Banning, CA. 92220
(951) 777-3147 (phone)
   Limited Phone Hours: Clerk’s office phone hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday - Friday (except court holidays).
Banning Justice Center

General Information

Hours of Operation

The clerk’s office at this location is currently open from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday (except court holidays).

Types of Cases Heard at this Location:

Evictions, Small Claims, Criminal and Traffic.

Public Viewing Computer(s) Available?: Yes

Drop Box Available?*: Yes

* Drop boxes are available at this court facility until 4:00 p.m., excluding weekends and court holidays. Documents deposited in a drop box after 4:00 p.m. will be processed the next court day. (see Cal. Rule of Court, rule 2.210) (external site )


Note: This location has special instructions or designated parking for Jury Service. Click the button below for more information about Jury Service Parking.

Banning Jury Parking

Public parking is available in front of the courthouse (south side) and in the back (north side). There are nine handicapped spaces in the lot – seven are located in the south parking lot and two are located in the north parking lot. Individuals with vehicles displaying a handicapped placard or license plate may park in any space. Over flow public parking is available in the public lot located across N. Alessandro Road, to the west of the courthouse. There is one space in this lot designated for handicapped parking.

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Courtroom Attire

We suggest you wear comfortable clothing that comports with the importance and dignity of the courtroom. Shorts, tank tops, bare midriffs, hats, sunglasses, or similar dress is not permitted. Business attire is always appropriate. You may not use computers, cellular phones, cameras, or tape recorders in the courtroom. Each judicial officer has the discretion to disallow these items in the courtroom even if they are shut off.

Americans with Disabilities Act - Accommodations (ADA)

Building Accommodations:

The main entrance to the courthouse is located on the south or front side of the building and is wheelchair accessible. The wheelchair ramp is located to the left of the main entrance. The main entry doors are equipped with handicapped door activation buttons.

All individuals seeking entrance to the facility must pass through security screening which includes a metal detector. The magnetometer located at the main entrance can accommodate a small wheelchair. Individuals with pacemakers or cochlear implants may request screening via a hand held wand from security screening personnel.

Wheelchair accessible public restrooms are located on all three floors of the court facility. All restrooms have wheelchair accessible stalls and sinks: however, restroom entrances are not equipped with handicapped door activation buttons. A wheelchair accessible restroom is also located on the first floor in the jury assembly room.

Drinking fountains are located on the first floor outside Department B201, on the second floor between Department B303 and B304 and on the lower level outside the elevator. The fountains are wheelchair accessible.

Smoke detectors and fire alarm systems are equipped with strobe lights.

Elevator cab is equipped with Braille signage and emergency call features to accommodate those with seeing and hearing impairment.

Courtroom Accommodations:

The Banning Justice Center is located in southeast Riverside County and is a three level building that houses six courtrooms:  Departments B101, B201, B301, B302, B303 and B304.   Department B101 is located on the lower level of the building, Department B201 is located on the first floor and Departments B301, B302, B303 and B304 are located on the second floor.  All floors, including the lower level are accessible by elevator. The doors to the courtrooms do not have door activation buttons, but all courtrooms are wheelchair accessible. All counsel tables are wheelchair accessible, as well as the jury boxes and witness stands. 

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 is located on the first floor offering a wheelchair accessible counter as well as a clerk dedicated to assisting the disabled. Jury deliberation rooms are located on the second floor. The jury assembly room is located on the first floor of the courthouse. A self-help center, with wheelchair accessible workstations, is located on the first floor, where a small claims advisor assists with small claims matters at least once per month. 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)
  • Scissors
  • Razors (includes single razor blades)
  • Box cutters
  • All 'exacto' type tools
  • Screwdrivers
  • Pliers
  • Wrenches
  • Hammers
  • Ice picks

  • Tear Gas
  • Mace
  • Pepper gas
  • Animal repellent
  • Butane Fuel
  • Cigarette lighters

  • Darts
  • Letter openers
  • Pieces of heavy-duty wire
  • Heavy gauge chains
  • Laser pointers (exception: attorneys needing for trial)

  • Skateboards
  • Skates

  • Needles/Syringes (non-diabetics or without a prescription)
  • Alcohol and controlled substances, including marijuana, per PC4573(a); U.S.C Section 812
  • Handcuffs
  • 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.