Friday, October 24, 2014

William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse

3341 Power Inn Road
Sacramento, CA 95826
916-875-3400
Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday (excluding court holidays)
Building Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Self-Help Center Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday
Resource Room Hours: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday and Wednesday

For Family Law matters, you will need to request a service ticket number from the staff at the Information Booth before 3:00 p.m., so please plan to arrive early.

Background Information

The William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse (WRRFRC) is the newest addition to the Sacramento Superior Court. Built in 1999, this modern facility houses those divisions within the Court handling family-related matters, such as Dissolutions, Probate matters, and Juvenile Dependency cases.

Also located within the WRRFRC are the offices of the Sheriff's Civil Division, the Self-Help Center, the Office of Family Court Services, and the Family Law Facilitator's Office.

Family Law Calendar Schedule

Hearing Type Days Scheduled Department
Family Law, Law & Motion Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays Departments 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125
Trials Thursdays and Fridays Departments 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125
Department of Child Support Services Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays Departments 127 and 132
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders Wednesdays (p.m. only), Thursdays and Fridays Department 132
Civil Harassment Restraining Orders Wednesdays (p.m. only) Department 129

Court Departments / Directory

The following departments are located at the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse:

  • First Floor
    • 100 - Family Law Filings
    • 101 - Mail Room
    • 102 - Family Law Records / Accounting / DCSS Support
    • 104 - Family Court Services
    • 111 - Children's Waiting Room
    • 113 - Self-Help Center
    • 115 - Public Lounge
    • 116 - Sheriff Security
  • Second Floor
    • Department 120
    • Department 121
    • Department 122
    • Department 123
    • Department 124
    • Department 125
    • Department 127
    • Department 128
    • 214 - Probate
  • Third Floor
    • Department 130
    • Department 131
    • Department 132
    • Department 133
    • Department 134
    • Department 135
    • 300 - Indigent Defense Program
    • 313 - Sheriff Civil Division
    • 314 - Juvenile Dependency and Appeals
    • 316 - Juvenile Dependency Records
    • 317 - Administration Conference Room
    • 318 - Administration

Nearby Services

The following services are available in or near the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse:

  • Copy Machines - Available in Rooms 101, 113, 214, and 316; $0.25 per page. Copy cards can be purchased at the dispensers located in Room 100. The dispensers accept only $1.00 bills. The cards come pre-loaded with $0.50, but customers can reload them for $0.25 per copy at the copiers (not the dispensers), up to a limit of $25.00. The money box at the copier accepts nickels, dimes, quarters, $1.00 and $5.00 bills.
  • Vending Machines - Vending machines and a snack area are located on the first floor.
  • Public Telephones - Located on the first floor.
  • Children's Waiting Room - A Children's Waiting Room is located in Room 111 on the first floor.
  • Banking Services - An ATM is located on the first floor; an office of the Golden 1 Credit Union is located at 7770 College Town Drive.
  • Nearby Restaurants - Folsom Boulevard, two blocks north of WRRFRC, has many restaurants in all price ranges.

Interactive Map to the Courthouse

Public Transportation

Information on public transportation options in and around the Sacramento area:

Regional Transit operates the Granite Park Shuttle which provides free shuttle service from the Power Inn Light Rail Station to the courthouse.

Driving Directions

From the Bay Area and points west

  • Take the Interstate 80 freeway to Highway 50 eastbound (toward Lake Tahoe). Exit at the Howe Avenue/Power Inn Road exit. Turn right onto southbound Power Inn Road. Turn left at the Ramona Road stoplight. Parking is available at the rear of the building.

From North Sacramento and points north

  • Take Interstate 80 to Interstate 5 south. At the interchange with Highway 50, take Highway 50 eastbound (toward Lake Tahoe). Exit at Howe Avenue/Power Inn Road. Turn right onto southbound Power Inn Road. Turn left at the Ramona Road stoplight. Parking is available at the rear of the building or
  • Take Interstate 5 south. At the interchange with Highway 50, take Highway 50 eastbound (toward Lake Tahoe). Exit at the Howe Avenue/Power Inn Road exit. Turn right onto southbound Power Inn Road. Turn left at the Ramona Road stoplight. Parking is available at the rear of the building.

From South Sacramento and points south

  • Take Interstate 5 north. At the interchange with Highway 50, take Highway 50 eastbound (toward Lake Tahoe). Exit at Howe Avenue/Power Inn Road. Turn right onto southbound Power Inn Road. Turn left at the Ramona Road stoplight. Parking is available at the rear of the building or
  • Take Highway 99 north. At the interchange, follow the signs leading to eastbound Highway 50 (toward Lake Tahoe). Exit at Howe Avenue/Power Inn Road. Turn right onto southbound Power Inn Road. Turn left at the Ramona Road stoplight. Parking is available at the rear of the building.

From Rancho Cordova, Folsom, and points east

  • Take Highway 50 west. Exit at Howe Avenue/Power Inn Road. Turn left onto southbound Power Inn Road. Turn left at the Ramona Road stoplight. Parking is available at the rear of the building.

Parking Information

Public parking is available behind the courthouse at a cost of $2.00 for the first hour and $1.00 per hour for additional hours or any portion thereof with an 8-hour maximum. There is no charge if you are in the lot for 10 minutes or less. CASH ONLY is accepted.

Both elevators and stairs are available upon leaving the parking lot to walk to the courthouse. You may be dropped off at the entrance to the building, in the drop-off area denoted with white stripes. Handicap parking is available directly in front of the building and handicap parking spaces are in the public lot near the elevators.