Sutter County, New Yuba City Courthouse


Superior Court of California, County of Sutter

Funded by Senate Bill 1407
Initial Funding Year: FY 2009-2010

Architect's rendering, new Yuba City courthouse

Current Status
This project is in construction with a current expected completion date of 1 Q 2015.

Vital Statistics
Courtrooms: 7
Square footage: 73,853
Current authorized project budget: $65,834,000 
More information

The Superior Court of California, County of Sutter operates out of two old buildings owned by the county and one leased building. All three facilities have significant security problems, severe accessibility deficiencies, are very overcrowded, and have many physical problems that prevent the court from providing safe and efficient court services to the public.

The historic Sutter County Courthouse (referred to as Courthouse West) was built in 1904. Courthouse West, with three courtrooms, handles all case types except civil and juvenile cases. These case types are heard in The Annex or Courthouse East, built in 1962 across the street. Courthouse West has two courtrooms and also houses the Court Executive's office and the District Attorney. The Family Law Center operates in a leased facility with one courtroom.

The proposed project would provide a modern, secure courthouse with seven courtrooms. It would consolidate and replace all court facilities in Sutter County and provide one additional courtroom for a new judgeship. The project will improve court operational efficiency, access to justice, and overall public service.

In April 2011, the State Public Works Board approved a site at 1077 Civic Center Boulevard for the new courthouse. Adjacent to City Hall and the County Jail, the site has been set aside for the new courthouse for many years, and the jail already has a partially built tunnel to the proposed location of the new courthouse.

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Compliance

The AOC has complied with CEQA by filing a categorical exemption for this project on December 24, 2009.

Sutter County Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Architecture/Engineering Firm


Construction Manager


Design-Bid-Build General Contractor

Swinerton Builders

Contact Info

Judicial Council of California
Capital Program

455 Golden Gate Avenue, 8th Floor
San Francisco, California

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