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Southern California Criminal Courts

Whittier Courthouse

Whittier Courthouse
7339 South Painter Ave.
Whittier, CA 90602

 


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Whittier Office
6528 Greenleaf Ave Suite 101
Whittier, CA 90601

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Whittier Courthouse
Website: Whittier Court
Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday except legal holidays.

On the second and fourth Monday of each month, the Traffic Department is open until 6:00 p.m.

Phone #s: Click here to see the latest phone numbers
Parking: Free parking is available in the public parking structure located across the street from the courthouse. The structure, located on the southwest corner of Painter and Mar Vista, is accessible from Painter Avenue.
Food: A snack bar is located on the first floor of the courthouse. There are several food establishments located on Whittier Boulevard and Greenleaf Avenue.
Disabilities:

Whittier Courthouse has an accessible main entrance.

Accessible parking spaces are available in the public parking complex across the street from the courthouse. The path of travel is accessible to wheelchair users.

Restrooms on the 1st Floor are ADA compliant.

Click here for additional access information for persons with disabilities.

Programs:

Department 1/Dept. W01

Proposition 36 Courtroom, Deferred Entry of Judgment – Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.
Drug Court - Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Felony Arraignments – Fridays, 8:30 a.m.
Felony Preliminary Hearings – Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.

Department 2/Dept. W02

Misdemeanor Arraignments - Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.
Jury Trials - Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.
Pretrials - Wednesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m., PD Pretrials & L & M - Mondays, 1:30 p.m.
Felony Arraignments – Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m., Felony Preliminary Hearings – Fridays, 8:30 a.m.

Department 3/Dept. W03

Misdemeanor Arraignments - Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.
Jury Trials - Mondays, 8:30 a.m.
Pretrials - Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m., PD Pretrials & L & M - Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.
Felony Arraignments – Mondays, 8:30 a.m., Felony Preliminary Hearings – Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.

Department 4/Dept. W04

Misdemeanor Arraignments - Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.
Jury Trials - Mondays, 8:30 a.m.
Pretrials - Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m., PD Pretrials & L & M - Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.
Felony Arraignments – Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m., Felony Preliminary Hearings – Mondays, 8:30 a.m.

Department 5/Dept. W05

Misdemeanor Arraignments - Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.
Jury Trials - Mondays, 8:30 a.m.
Pretrials - Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m., PD Pretrials & L & M - Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.
Felony Arraignments – Thursdays, 8:30 a.m., Felony Preliminary Hearings – Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.

Department 6/Dept. W06

Small Claims - Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:15 a.m.
UDs - Fridays, 8:30 a.m.
Civil Jury Trials - Tuesdays, 9:15 a.m.
Civil Status Conference & Civil Law & Motion - Tuesdays, 8:15 a.m.
Court Trials - Tuesdays, 9:15 a.m.
Traffic Arraignments - Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. and Mondays, 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Traffic Trials - Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.

Civil And Small Claims

Office Hours For Filing:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Telephone Hours:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Small Claims Advisor: (213) 974-9759

Legal Aid: (213) 487-7609

Special Requirements For Small Claims

  • Multiple filers are required to type their own forms.
  • Parties should file the proof of service with the Clerk's Office at least three days prior to the hearing date.
  • A Request for Continuance must be received in the Clerk's Office at least ten days prior to the hearing.

Criminal

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Telephone Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

For extensions on fines, you must appear in the Clerk's Office on Monday through Friday at 8:00 a.m. for a 8:30 a.m. court appearance.

All criminal matters except animal control citations require a mandatory court appearance. Please bring the citation or bail receipt.

Motions are heard on Mondays.

Custody information is available after 10 a.m. daily.

Fine Payments:
You may pay your fine by mail or in person in the Clerk's Office. When paying by mail, send a check or money order made payable to "Los Angeles Superior Court", along with your case number. Please do not mail cash.

When paying in person, you may pay by cash, check, money order or your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card.


Traffic

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
On the second and fourth Monday of each month, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

If the name and address on your citation is correct, you should receive a courtesy notice in the mail before your appearance date. If you do not receive a notice or if a court appearance is necessary, or if you wish to plead "not guilty", you must personally appear in the Traffic Clerk's Office on or before the date on the citation during the following hours:

  • Mondays - 8:00 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. court appearance, 12:00 p.m. for a 1:30 p.m. court appearance. Night Court appearances are by appointment only.
  • Tuesday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. court appearance.

Bring your citation with you when you come to the court.

Payments:
For your convenience, you may call (213) 763-1649 weekdays between 5:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. and weekends between 8:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. for general information or receive an extension to your original appearance date. You may use a valid Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card to pay for your citation, sign-up for Traffic School, schedule a Trial By Declaration or schedule an appointment to appear in Court.

You may pay your fine by mail or in person in the Clerk's Office during office hours. When paying by mail, send a check or money order made payable to the "Los Angeles Superior Court," along with your case number. Please do not mail cash.

When paying in person, you may pay by cash, check, money order or your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card.

Whittier DUI Resources

Whittier, California
Whittier Courthouse
California State Homepage
Los Angeles County Superior Court
California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV): Driving Under the Influence
California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
National Safety Council
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Alcohol: Problems & Solutions – Drunk Driving



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