Sutter County, New Yuba City Courthouse

Completion Date: 1st Qtr 2016
Occupancy Date: January 19, 2016
Gross Square Footage: 73,853
Total Courtrooms: 7
Authorized Project Budget: $65,834,000
Architectural/Engineering Firm: RossDrulisCusenbery
Construction Manager: Kitchell
Fund: 1407
Initial Funding Year: FY 2009–2010

Sutter County, New Yuba City Courthouse

The Superior Court of California, County of Sutter operated out of two old buildings owned by the county and one leased building. All three facilities had significant security problems, severe accessibility deficiencies, were very overcrowded, and had many physical problems that prevented the court from providing safe and efficient court services to the public.

The historic Sutter County Courthouse (referred to as Courthouse West) was built in 1904. Courthouse West, with three courtrooms, handled all case types except civil and juvenile cases. These case types were heard in The Annex or Courthouse East, built in 1962 across the street. Courthouse West had two courtrooms and housed the Court Executive's office and the District Attorney. The Family Law Center operated in a leased facility with one courtroom.

The new project provides a modern, secure courthouse with seven courtrooms. It consolidates and replaces all court facilities in Sutter County and provide one additional courtroom for a new judgeship. The project improves court operational efficiency, access to justice, and overall public service.

In April 2011, the State Public Works Board approved a site at 1077 Civic Center Boulevard for the new courthouse. Adjacent to City Hall and the County Jail, the site had been set aside for the new courthouse for many years, and the jail already had a partially built tunnel to the proposed location of the new courthouse.

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Compliance

The Judicial Council has complied with CEQA by filing a categorical exemption for this project on December 24, 2009.


Contact Info

Judicial Council of California
Facilities Services

455 Golden Gate Avenue
8th Floor
San Francisco, California