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Superior Court of California - County of San Diego: General Information: Court Locations: Central

Central Courthouse

The first permanent courthouse was built in San Diego in 1870. Over the years, the courthouse has been reconstructed and expanded. The 1889 building was finally torn down in 1959 to make way for the present courthouse, completed in 1961. The Main Courthouse is occupied by the Superior Court's Criminal Courts, Family Support, and the Sheriff's Office.

Phone Numbers

  •  Information Desk: 
  •  (619) 450-5700
  •  Central Records:
  •  (619) 450-7361
  •  Criminal Records (General):
  •  (619) 450-5400
  •  Criminal Records (Limited):
  •  (619) 450-5400
  •  Appeals/Appellate Division:
  •  (619) 450-5348
  •  Executive Office:
  •  (619) 450-5500

    For specific department calendar telephone numbers, see the list of current departments.


    The Central Courthouse is located at:

    220 West Broadway
    San Diego, CA 92101

    From Highway 94 westbound

    Take Interstate 5 north. Then exit Sixth Avenue. Proceed west on Elm to Fourth Avenue and turn left on Fourth to Broadway. Turn right on Broadway.

    From Interstate 5 northbound

    Exit Sixth Avenue and proceed west on Elm to Fourth Avenue and turn left on Fourth. Proceed to Broadway and turn right.

    From Interstate 5 southbound

    Exit on Front Street (Civic Center) and proceed to Broadway.

    From Highway 163 southbound

    Exit on Ash Street and proceed westbound. Turn left on Front Street to Broadway.


    Public parking lots are available around the courthouse. These public parking lots charge a fee.

    Metered parking is also available on the streets surrounding the courthouse.

    Limited number of disabled street parking is also available.

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