Los Angeles Court

Find Los Angeles California courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.


Chatsworth Superior Court 9425 Penfield Avenue Los Angeles CA 91311 213-742-1884


East Los Angeles Superior Court 4848 Civic Center Way Los Angeles CA 90022 323-780-2086

Hollywood Superior Court 5925 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90028 323-856-5751

Los Angeles Central Civil West Superior Court 600 South Commonwealth Avenue Los Angeles CA 90005 213-351-8738

Los Angeles Courthouse 1945 South Hill Street Los Angeles CA 90007

Los Angeles Criminal Court 210 West Temple Street Los Angeles CA 90012 213-974-5260

Los Angeles Superior Central Arraignment Court 429 Bauchet Street Los Angeles CA 90012 213-974-6068

Los Angeles Superior Court 111 North Hill Street Los Angeles CA 90012 213-974-5237

Los Angeles Traffic Court 1945 South Hill Street Los Angeles CA 90007 213-742-1884

San Pedro Superior Court 505 South Centre Street Los Angeles CA 90731 213-742-1884

San Pedro Superior Court Annex 638 South Beacon Street Los Angeles CA 90731 310-519-6018

Sylmar Superior Court 16350 Filbert Street Los Angeles CA 91342 818-364-2108

Van Nuys Superior Court East 6230 Sylmar Avenue Los Angeles CA 91401 818-374-2904

Van Nuys Superior Court West 14400 Erwin Street Los Angeles CA 91401 213-742-1884

West LA Superior Court 1633 Purdue Avenue Los Angeles CA 90025 310-445-5390

About Los Angeles Courts

Courts in Los Angeles, CA are government institutions that resolve legal disputes in accordance with local and California law and are housed in courthouses. Courts are divided into Criminal Courts and Civil Courts. In Los Angeles Criminal Courts, the government prosecutes a case against parties accused of breaking the law. In Los Angeles Civil Courts the Court resolves disputes between citizens.

You may contact Courts for questions about:
  • Los Angeles court records and judgments
  • Law documents, filings and case records
  • Appealing Los Angeles court judgments
  • Court calendars and dockets
  • Los Angeles background checks
Los Angeles Court Records

Los Angeles court records are available to the public at the Courthouse. Records vary by specific court, however, commonly requested public records include copies of court decisions, court filings and records, court dockets and calendars, people and background check information as well as criminal records.

About the US Court System

The United States Legal System is comprised of a Federal Court System and Fifty State Court Systems which hear cases at Los Angeles Courthouses.

Los Angeles Trial Courts

Los Angeles Courts, where cases are heard for the first time, are where both sides, the prosecutor and defendant present evidence to argue and support their versions of events. A jury usually decides the outcome of cases and a single judge presides over the court room.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

Limited Jurisdiction Courts in Los Angeles are typically limited to hearing only cases about small claims, traffic and driving violations, and misdemeanor offenses. Other courts of limited jurisdiction include Los Angeles Probate Courts and Los Angeles Family Courts.

Appellate Court in Los Angeles, California

Appellate Courts, or Courts of Appeal, hear appeals of decisions that are reached in Los Angeles Trial Courts. A judge or a panel of judges presides over the appellate process and decides the outcome of the trial rather than a jury.

California Federal Courts

Federal Courts are divided into Trial Courts and Appellate courts. Los Angeles Federal Courts are divided into Courts of General Jurisdiction and Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. General Jurisdiction Courts preside over all matters of cases, whereas Courts of Limited Jurisdiction are limited by their scope. Federal Courts in California are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and have jurisdictional authority over defined geographic areas.

Twelve Circuit Courts comprise the US Appellate Court System with the United States Supreme Court at its head. Appellate Courts in California state are similar to the Federal System, whereas multiple appellate courts hear cases within a defined geographic area, governed by the highest State Court, the California Supreme Court.