San Joaquin County, Stockton Courthouse

Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin

Initial Funding Year: FY 2007-2008

Architect's rendering: New Stockton Courthouse

Current Status
Working drawings completed; project is in bidding and is scheduled to move into construction after utilities are relocated in 2Q 2014. The current expected completion date is 2 Q 2016.

Vital Statistics
Courtrooms: 30
Square footage: 310,443
Current authorized project budget: $272,939,000 
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Progress report from 2009 (3:00)

In the past decade, Stockton and the nearby communities of Tracy, Manteca, and Lodi have experienced significant and rapid population increases, largely due to people relocating to the area from the San Francisco Bay Area. The county is projected to have 1.7 million residents by 2050, a 201 percent increase from 2000. The court currently shares a building in downtown Stockton with the county. The existing facility in Stockton, constructed in 1963, lacks adequate security, is overcrowded, and is in very poor physical condition.

The new courthouse will house 30 courtrooms in what is expected to be a 12-story building. In September 2009, culminating years of effort by the Court, City, County, local community, and the AOC, the state Public Works Board approved the acquisition of a site in downtown Stockton: Hunter Square Plaza, adjacent to the current courthouse at 222 East Weber Avenue. The site was donated by the City of Stockton.

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Compliance

The AOC is the lead agency for preparation of an environmental impact report (EIR) to comply with CEQA.


July 21, 2008 to August 20, 2008: Notice of Preparation and Initial Study circulated.
July 30, 2008: Public scoping meeting held.
January 23, 2009 to March 9, 2009: Draft EIR circulated.
February 19, 2009: Public meeting held.
May 7, 2009 to June 22, 2009: Revised Draft EIR circulated.

After receiving public comments on both documents, the AOC completed a Final Environmental Impact Report (4.3 MB)
Public Comments Part 1 (3.7 MB)
Public Comments Part 2 (3.5 MB)
Appendices A-G (4.1 MB)
Appendix H (4.2 MB)

The Final Initial Study includes stakeholder comments, the AOC's responses to comments, changes to the environmental impact report, and other information.

On August 10, 2009, the AOC filed a Notice of Determination, completing the CEQA process.

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Architecture/Engineering Firm


Construction Manager at Risk

Turner Construction

Subcontractor Bidding


Contact Info

Administrative Office of the Courts
Judicial Branch Capital Program Office

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

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