Why does it take several years to build a courthouse?
The process is complex, involving local communities, state and local government agencies, justice partners, and contractors. Each judicial branch courthouse project managed by the AOC follows a standard procedure, from funding and site selection through occupancy and evaluation. Even before the process begins, there are several required steps:
- The Judicial Council approves the project;
- A project feasibility report and budget proposal are completed and submitted for executive branch and legislative approvals;
- A local project advisory group is formed; and
- The AOC solicits site offers.
Click each link below to expand and collapse each step. The legend shows who is involved with each step.
||Administrative Office of the Courts, Judicial Branch Capital Program Office, and its design and construction partners
||Local Court, project advisory group|
||Other state agencies (approvals)|
1. Site Selection and Acquisition