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Fifth District Court of Appeal
2424 Ventura Street
Fresno, California, 93721
(559) 445-5491, FAX (559) 445-5769

The Clerk's Office is open for the filing of documents and viewing of records from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for court holidays.

The Fifth District Court of Appeal is located in downtown Fresno, California on the corner of Ventura and O Streets. The court's address is 2424 Ventura Street, Fresno CA 93721. The telephone number is 559/445-5491. Parking is available directly in front of the building's main entrance off of N Street or in the parking lot south of the building on Santa Clara Avenue, between N and O Streets.

From Highway 99 North: Driving north on Highway 99, merge onto Highway 41 North taking the Van Ness/Civic Center exit. Turn left onto Van Ness. Proceed north one block and turn right onto Santa Clara Avenue. Head east three blocks and turn left onto N Street (first street east of M Street). Parking is available on N Street or in the parking lot south of the building.

From Highway 99 South: Driving south on Highway 99, take the Ventura Street exit and head east on Ventura, passing Broadway, Van Ness, and "M" streets. At N Street (first street east of "M" street), turn right. Parking is available on N Street or in the parking lot south of the building.

From Highway 41 North: Driving north on Highway 41, take the Van Ness/Civic Center exit. Turn Left onto Van Ness. Proceed north one block and turn right onto Santa Clara Avenue. Head east three blocks and turn left onto N Street. Parking is available on N Street or in the parking lot south of the building.

From Highway 41 South: Driving south on Highway 41, take the O Street exit. At the end of the off ramp, proceed straight through the O Street stop sign onto Santa Clara Avenue. The next street is N Street. Turn right on N Street. Parking is available on N Street or in the parking lot south of the building.

From Highway 180 East or West: Driving either east or west on Highway 180, proceed to the Highway 41 South exit. Once headed south on Highway 41, take the O street exit (second exit once on Highway 41 South). At the end of the off ramp, proceed straight through the O Street stop sign onto Santa Clara Avenue. The next street is N Street. Turn right on N Street. Parking is available on N Street or in the parking lot south of the building.

From the Fresno airport: Head east on East Clinton Way (either by turning left out of the terminal or by turning right and then making a u-turn out of the parking). Continue on Clinton Way through McKinley Ave, which now becomes Peach Avenue. Merge onto Highway 180 West and continue west until the Highway 41 South exit. Once headed south on Highway 41, take the O street exit (second exit once on Highway 41 South). At the end of the off ramp, proceed straight through the O Street stop sign onto Santa Clara Avenue. The next street is N Street. Turn right on N Street. Parking is available on N Street or in the parking lot south of the building.

From the Amtrak Train Depot in Fresno: The Court of Appeal is within walking distance from the train station (half a mile). If walking, proceed south from the train station to Ventura Street. Turn right on Ventura Street and walk to the crosswalk on O Street. Proceed south across Ventura Street to the Court of Appeal building which is located on the southwest corner of Ventura and O Street. Continue on Ventura Street around the building to the front entrance located off of N Street. If driving, exit the Amtrak Station turning right onto Santa Fe. Turn Left onto Tulare Street. Go two blocks to O Street and turn Left. Cross Ventura Avenue and turn right at the next stop sign which is Santa Clara Street. Go one more block to N Street and turn right. Parking is available on N Street or in the parking lot south of the building.

Cases are assigned to a Deputy Clerk based on case type.  There are three teams in the Clerk's Office processing the workload:  Civil, Criminal (including juvenile delinquency), and Juvenile Dependency.

Please call the phone numbers listed below for case related questions or inquiries. For all other inquiries or if you need immediate assistance, please call the Clerk's Office main phone number: 559-445-5491.

Appellate Court case information can also be obtained from the Appellate Courts Case Information website.

Clerk's Office Teams Phone Number
Civil 559-442-2754
Criminal (including Juvenile Delinquency) 559-442-2755
Juvenile Dependency 559-442-2753

Holiday schedule
The California courts will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

Holiday 2015
New Year's Day Thursday, Jan 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, Jan 19
Lincoln's Birthday Thursday, Feb 12
Washington's Birthday Monday, Feb 16
César Chávez Day Tuesday, Mar 31
Memorial Day Monday, May 25
Independence Day Friday, Jul 3
Labor Day Monday, Sept 7
Columbus Day Monday, Oct 12
Veterans Day Wednesday, Nov 11
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov 26
Day after Thanksgiving Friday, Nov 27
Christmas Day Friday, Dec 25
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