Tehama County, Red Bluff Courthouse

Rendering Tehama courthouse

Superior Court of California, County of Tehama

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

Architect's rendering of new Tehama County Courthouse

Current Status
This project is in subcontractor bidding, with construction to start in Dec 2014. Current expected completion date of 3 Q 2016.

Vital Statistics
Courtrooms: 5
Square footage: 62,033
Current authorized project budget: $56,097,000 
More information 

In anticipation of additional cost-cutting measures, all facts are subject to change
The Superior Court of California, County of Tehama has six separate facilities. These facilities poorly serve the growing needs of the superior court, and the lack of consolidated facilities exacerbates the functional problems of the buildings. All case types, including felonies, misdemeanors, juvenile law, limited and unlimited civil, traffic and small claims, are heard in Red Bluff and Corning.

The main courthouse is the historic Tehama Courthouse, which was constructed in 1920. This courthouse has one courtroom for civil and family cases, court administration offices, and jury services. The historic Tehama Courthouse is also occupied by several county agencies. This facility has significant security problems, severe accessibility deficiencies, is very overcrowded, and has many physical problems, making court services unsafe and inefficient.

This project will provide for a new five-courtroom building replacing all court facilities in Tehama County except the courtroom at the Juvenile Justice Center. It would consolidate the four courtrooms in Red Bluff and the one in Corning.

In late 2011, the State Public Works Board approved a site for the new courthouse, approximately 4.4 acres between Walnut Street and Hook Road, in a 26-acre parcel owned by Tehama County, with the state acquiring the property from the county for $1.2 million plus relocation costs. Buildings on the property will be demolished at the start of construction. 

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Compliance

The AOC has complied with CEQA by filing a categorical exemption for this project's site on February 3, 2011.

Architect's Rendering of New Tehama County Courthouse

Architect's Rendering: Tehama County Courthouse, Red Bluff

Architecture/Engineering Firm


Construction Manager at Risk

Rudolph and Sletten

Subcontractor Bidding

In process

Contact Info

Judicial Council of California
Capital Program

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

Customer Service Center:
888-225-3583 or csc@jud.ca.gov
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