Entry and Security

The Courthouse is open from 8AM to 5PM Monday through Friday, and 10AM to 5PM weekends and holidays. Visitors are not admitted after 4:30PM. Allow extra time for security screening.

Map showing entry points


Due to closure of the elevator and stairway during weekdays, we recommend using the entrance on the corner of Santa Barbara and Figueroa Streets. (#2 on map.) This entrance has a wheelchair accessible ramp. You can then access the second floor and Mural Room via the nearby Figueroa Street elevator, or the Rotunda Staircase. This entrance is closed on weekends.
Use the Great Arch entrance (#1 on map) on weekends, when main stairway and lobby elevator are available to the public. Click here for information about wheelchair accessibility to Courthouse features. The entrance to the Hall of Records (3), a separate building with additional interesting features, is located near the intersection of Anacapa and Anapamu Streets.

Security Screening

Visitors to the Courthouse on weekdays are subject to airport-style security screening. Click here for the Court's information on what is allowed through the screening process. When planning your visit, please allow extra time to pass through the screening area.

Access to Popular Courthouse Features

The Viewing Tower at the top is closed to the public through July 26. The Clock Gallery wil be accessible only on weekends. The Mural Room remains open 7 days a week.
On Weekdays: To access the Mural Room from the Figueroa Street elevator or Rotunda Staircase, turn right and right again to continue down the open corridor to the end. The Mural room entrance will be on your left.
On Weekends: You may take the main lobby elevator or the staircase to the Mural Room on the second floor. The inside of the Clock Gallery has limited availability from 10:45 through 12:05 on Saturdays, but may be observed through windows to the room. Take the elevator or stairway.