1020 Ward Street
Martinez, CA 94553

Landlord/Tenant (Unlawful Detainers): 925-875-7746
Small Claims: 925-875-7746
Small Claims Advisory Clinic: 925-875-7846
Traffic: 925-875-7800
(Call Center Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday
(excluding court holidays)

Background Information

The Bray Building was named for the former Superior Court Judge and Justice of the Court of Appeal, A.F. Bray. It was completed in 1987, and houses the Law Library and Jury Services as well as nine courtrooms where general trials and criminal arraignments are heard. The building is located at 1020 Ward St., between Court and Pine Streets.

Entrance/Security

There is only one entrance to the courthouse and this is accessible for people with disabilities. As in most court buildings, anyone entering the building must go through a security check.

Law Library

The Law Library is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday to the public and members of the bar and the judiciary. It offers free access and use of legal resources, including more than 45,000 volumes of books. Coin-operated photocopiers are available.

The Library also has a number of computer terminals with high-speed Internet access. Users can check their email messages and/or do research over the Internet. For laptop users, the library has wireless Internet access and printing capabilities.

Jury Assembly Room

The Jury Assembly Room hosts members of the public called to be potential jurors. Each week, court staff check-in an average of 400 people who have been called for jury service. It has wireless Internet computer access for people who bring their own laptop computers.

There is a small kitchen with a refrigerator, freezer and microwave for jurors who want to bring their own lunch. There are also vending machines with drinks and simple food.

Jury Service

If you have been summoned for jury service, please review our Juror Service Center section.

Parking Information

Metered public parking is available in the area around the courthouse.