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Santa Monica Courthouse
1725 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 255-1840

The courthouse is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the Clerk's Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. , Monday through Friday, except court holidays.


General Parking:    Public parking is available next to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, which is south of the courthouse. Short-term metered parking is available in the area, including on Main Street and Olympic Drive.

For Jurors:    See Juror Information to learn about juror parking.

Transportation:    Visitors are encouraged to use public transportation when able for traveling to and from the courthouse. The Big Blue Bus operates a wide selection of routes that service the Santa Monica Courthouse and Civic Center. Other carriers, such as the Metro and Culver City bus services, offer routes with either direct or connecting service to the Courthouse and Civic Center.

Civil - Harassment
Location    1ST Floor Room F
Hours    Mon - Fri
8:30 - 11:30am
1:30 - 3:30pm

Civil - Limited Unlawful Detainers and Ex-Parte
Location    Dept. WE-S
Hours    Mon - Fri
Description    File in Clerk's Office Room 224, by 8:30am


Civil - Unlimited Ex-Parte matters
Location    Heard in the courtroom to which the case is assigned.
Hours    Mon - Fri
Description    File in Clerk's Office Room 102, by 8:30am. Doors open at 8:15am for ex-parte filings only.

Civil Clerk's Office
Location    1ST Floor Room 102
Phone    310 255-1963
Phone Hours    8:30 - 10:30am
1:30 to 3:30pm
Civil FAX Filings
Location    1ST Floor Room 102
Phone    562 753-0579 FAX

Children's Waiting Room
Location    1ST Floor Room 118
Description    Children must be between ages 2 1/2 - 13 yrs old and be potty-trained.
First come, first serve basis.

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Location    1ST Floor Room F
Hours    Mon - Fri
8:30 - 11:30am
1:30 - 3:30pm
Family Law FAX Filings
Location    2ND Floor Room 224
Phone    562 753-0581 FAX

Family Law/TROs
Location    2ND Floor Room 225
Phone    310 255-1962
Phone Hours    8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Small Claims
Location    2ND Floor Room 224
Hours    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone    310 255-1963
Phone Hours    8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Small Claims FAX Filings
Location    2ND Floor Room 224
Phone    562 753-0581 FAX

Small Claims Mediation
Location    2ND Floor Room 219

Location    1ST Floor Room 116
Phone    310 255-1964
Phone Hours    8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Traffic Telephone Payments
Phone    213 742-6648

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