Pasadena Courthouse


300 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91101


Court Hours

Pasadena Courthouse is open between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. The clerk’s office is open between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m..



There is a parking structure located at 240 Ramona St, Pasadena, CA 91107 that charges a maximum of $9. The parking structure is a 3-5-minute walk from Pasadena Courthouse. Additional metered parking can be found around Pasadena City Hall, located at 100 Garfield Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101.


Be aware that the Pasadena Library and some other parking lots in the area specifically have signs that prohibit Pasadena Courthouse parking. Please do not park there if you are attending a hearing or other court proceeding as the parking enforcement in Old Town Pasadena is very strict and may ticket you or even tow your car.



Because you have to go through security before entering Pasadena Courthouse or any other courthouse, we recommend that you bring only what you need. This way, you can save time and not have to worry about bringing prohibited items into the courthouse.


Contact Information

For general information, you can call the Pasadena Courthouse information line at (626) 396-3397. For any additional information, please visit the Pasadena Courthouse information page.


Pasadena Courthouse Phone Numbers:

  • General Information:
    •  (626) 396-3397
  • Civil Harassment Domestic Violence Restraining Orders:
    • Location: Pasadena Courthouse, 1st floor, room 100
    • (626) 396-3396
    • Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Community Service Office
    • Location: Pasadena Courthouse, 2nd floor, room 209
    • (626) 844-3410
  • Criminal Clerk’s Office:
    • Location: Pasadena Courthouse, 1st floor, room 106
    • Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30p.m.
    • (626) 396-3393
  • District Attorney – Pasadena Branch:
    • Location: Pasadena Courthouse, 1st floor, room 103
    • Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • (626) 356-5620
  • City Attorney’s Office – Pasadena Branch
    • Location: 100 Garfield Ave # N210, Pasadena, CA 91101
    • (626) 744-4611
  • Family Court Services – Evaluation:
    • Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • (213) 830-0835
  • Family Court Services – Mediation:
    • Location: Pasadena Courthouse, 1st floor, room 100
    • Phone Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • (213) 830-0835
    • Family Law Facilitator Office Phone number: (626) 396-3392
    • Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.. Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Jury Assembly Room:
    • Location: Pasadena Courthouse, 5th floor, room 511
    • (626) 396-3395
  • Probation:
    • Location: Pasadena Courthouse, 2nd floor, room 200
    • (626) 356-5281
  • Public Defender’s Office:
    • Location: Pasadena Courthouse, 3rd floor, room 311
    • (626) 356-5481
  • Sheriff’s Office:
    • Location: Pasadena Courthouse, 1st floor, room 101
    • (626) 356-5555
  • Traffic Clerk’s Office:
    • Location: Pasadena Courthouse, 1st floor, windows 1 – 4
    • (626) 396-3396
  • Unlawful Detainer Hub – Clerk’s Office
    • Location: Pasadena Courthouse, 1st floor, room 102
    • (626) 396-3397

Pasadena Courthouse Department Phone Numbers:


Department Telephone Number
A (626) 396-3302
B (626) 396-3312
C (626) 396-3322
D (626) 396-3303
E (626) 396-3313
F (626) 396-3323
G (626) 396-3304
H (626) 396-3314
J (626) 396-3305
K (626) 396-3355
L (626) 396-3315
M (626) 396-3306
N (626) 396-3316
O (626) 396-3326
P (626) 396-3307
R (626) 396-3317
S (626) 396-3327

If you are being charged in a criminal, traffic, or civil case, you will be ordered to appear in court. In criminal and traffic cases, the courthouse you are supposed to appear for your arraignment (first court hearing) depends on the location of  your alleged offense, as well as which law enforcement agency is handling the investigation of the case. The arresting agencies that send cases to Pasadena Courthouse include:

  • Pasadena Police Department
  • Arcadia Police Department
  • Monrovia Police Department
  • San Gabriel Police Department
  • Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department – Temple City Station
  • California Highway Patrol – Altadena
  • California Highway Patrol – Baldwin Park


Where and when is my arraignment?

The court date and location can typically be found at the bottom of your citation if you received one. If you were bailed out of jail, the bail company will provide you with a document which will include the date when you are due in court. There are times when you are simply unable to find out which courthouse your case is at. If this is the case, the Law Offices of Lisa Liu will be more than happy to help you figure out which courthouse has jurisdiction over your case.


Make sure that you or your attorney show up to the courthouse on the specified date because you may incur additional penalties if you fail to appear for your arraignment.


Arraignment Hearing and Bail

The arraignment hearing is the defendant’s first court appearance. At an arraignment hearing, the defendant will usually plead not guilty, the defense attorney will be able to view the police report, and the judge will decide whether he or she wants to set bail and put you into custody or allow you to remain free during court proceedings.

If the judge chooses to place you in custody, you will need to pay your bail if you want to be released. If you do not pay bail, you will remain in the custody of the Los Angeles County jail for the duration of your case. Hiring and meeting with a criminal defense attorney before your arraignment can be very helpful because your attorney will have a better chance of convincing the judge not to put you in custody.


Why Law Offices of Lisa Z. Liu?

Finding a local defense attorney is much more beneficial than hiring one from a different county. Attorney Lisa Z. Liu has handled countless cases in this courthouse. As a result, she has developed favorable connections with the prosecutors, judges, and court officials at Pasadena Courthouse. These connections prove to be invaluable during court proceedings, and it will help you obtain a better outcome for your case. As a former District Attorney, defense attorney Lisa Liu knows how the prosecution works to obtain convictions. If you are looking for a Pasadena DUI or criminal defense attorney, we encourage you to contact us at the Law Offices of Lisa Z. Liu. Attorney Lisa Z. Liu is a state bar certified criminal law specialist who has helped many of her clients successfully fight their cases in court.


To schedule a free, confidential consultation with Attorney Lisa Z. Liu, please contact our office at (626) 988-6800 or email