About the Facilities Program


Courthouse under construction Our mission is to create and maintain court buildings that reflect the highest standards of excellence.


Facilities managed: More than 530 buildings in 56 of California's 58 counties
Square footage managed: More than 20 million
Facility modification projects: More than 1,000 projects annually
Leases managed: 383
Construction projects: 30 courthouse projects with an estimated total cost of approximately $3.2 billion


American Institute of Architects' Academy of Architecture for Justice
Excellence Award 2013: Richard E. Arnason Justice Center, Pittsburg
Citation Award 2012: Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, Long Beach
Citation Award 2011: New Hollister Courthouse
Award of Merit 2010: New San Andreas Courthouse
Award of Merit 2009: Richard E. Arnason Justice Center, Pittsburg

Associated General Contractors of California
Excellence in Partnering Award 2011: Richard E. Arnason Justice Center, Pittsburg

Engineering News-Record, California, published by McGraw Hill
Global Best Project, Government Building 2014, Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse in Long Beach
Best Government/Public Building Project 2012: Mammoth Lakes Courthouse, Mono County
Best Small Project 2010: Plumas-Sierra Courthouse, Portola
Award of Merit 2009: Fourth District Court of Appeal in Santa Ana

Western Council of Construction Consumers
Distinguished Project Award 2012: Mammoth Lakes Courthouse, Mono County
Distinguished Project Award 2011: Richard E. Arnason Justice Center, Pittburg
Notable Award 2011: B.F.Sisk Renovation, Fresno
Distinguished Project Award 2010: Plumas-Sierra Courthouse, Portola
Exceptional Award 2010: Fresno Juvenile Justice Center
Distinguished Project Award 2008: Fifth District Court of Appeal in Fresno, Outstanding Achievement


Through its Capital Program and Real Estate and Facilities Management units, the Judicial Council of California is responsible for implementation of the Trial Court Facilities Act of 2002, landmark legislation that shifts governance of California's courthouses from counties to the state.

Facilities Program Timeline »


Completion of Transfers (Dec. 2009)
From 2004-2009, 532 county courthouse facilities transfer to the state.

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