California’s courthouses are managed at the state level. The Judicial Council of California serves trial and appellate courts statewide by managing maintenance, renovations, new court construction, and real estate.
Two staff offices under the Judicial Council share responsibility for supporting the court facilities of California's Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, and trial courts:
- The Capital Program office leads strategic planning for capital outlay and funding, and manages new courthouse design and construction.
- The Real Estate & Facilities Management office manages court real estate, environmental compliance and sustainability, and facilities maintenance and modifications.
The Judicial Council, the policymaking body of the California courts, and its two advisory groups—the Court Facilities Advisory Committee and the Trial Court Facility Modification Advisory Committee—provide ongoing oversight and governance of both offices.
Council Approves Facilities Recommendations
On July 29, the Judicial Council
approved a recommendation
to allocate $65 million appropriated by the Legislature for trial court facility modifications, including critically needed and emergency projects. Planned facility modifications will continue to be deferred, however, due to lack of funding. Also approved: a recommendation
to request legislation to use $40 million in one-time cash for court construction projects. The request includes $27 million to complete architectural design of the New Sacramento Criminal Courthouse
. News Release
ABOUT THE FACILITIES PROGRAM
Doing Business With Us
The Judicial Council and its staff are committed to maintaining a transparent, consistent, and accountable procurement system that provides Californians the best value initially and over the long-term operational life of court facilities.
We follow competitive practices when contracting with qualified firms and individuals for products and services used in the planning, acquisition, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of trial and appellate court facilities.