Carol Miller Justice Center

PUBLIC NOTICE

Small Claims:

Effective January 3, 2022, Carol Miller Justice Center opened for in-person hearings. However, the Court will continue to allow and strongly encourages all parties to appear remotely, subject to California Rules of Court 3.672.

Effective June 1, 2022, the clerk’s office will be open to the public. However, due to the continuing backlog, a cursory review of all documents will be conducted on-site, but documents will not be processed immediately unless they are urgent requests. Parties will submit their documents after review and will receive copies of filings via U.S. Mail or email after processed and filed.

For general information, please email the Small Claims Division at scefile@saccourt.ca.gov or call (916) 875-7746.
Hours: 8:05 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, excluding court holidays.


For legal assistance, please email the Advisory Clinic at SCUDAdvisors@saccourt.ca.gov or call (916) 875-7846.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, excluding court holidays.



Landlord/Tenant (Unlawful Detainer):

Effective January 3, 2022, Carol Miller Justice Center opened for in-person hearings. However, the Court will continue to allow and strongly encourages all parties to appear remotely, subject to California Rules of Court 3.672.

Effective June 1, 2022, the clerk’s office will be open to the public. However, due to the continuing backlog, a cursory review of all documents will be conducted on-site, but documents will not be processed immediately unless they are urgent requests. Parties will submit their documents after review and will receive copies of filings via U.S. Mail or email after processed and filed.

For general information, please email the Unlawful Detainer Division at udefile@saccourt.ca.gov or call (916) 875-7746.
Hours: 8:05 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, Monday – Friday, excluding court holidays.

For legal assistance, please email the Advisory Clinic at SCUDAdvisors@saccourt.ca.gov or call (916) 875-7846.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, excluding court holidays.

Carol Miller Justice Center
301 Bicentennial Circle
Sacramento, CA 95826

Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, (excluding court holidays)

Unlawful Detainer (Landlord/Tenant) Division: 916-875-7746
Hours: 8:05 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, excluding court holidays.

Small Claims Division: 916-875-7746
Hours: 8:05 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, excluding court holidays.

Traffic Division Call Center: 916-669-5712
Hours: Monday - Friday 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday - 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Public Counter Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, excluding court holidays.

Mediation Services: 916-875-7843
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, excluding court holidays.

Advisory Clinic: 916-875-7846
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, excluding court holidays.


Background Information

The Carol Miller Justice Center houses those divisions within the Court that hear Traffic, Small Claims, and Unlawful Detainer cases. Other services located within the Carol Miller Justice Center are the Small Claims Advisory Clinic, Small Claims Mediation Office, Unlawful Detainer Advisor's Office and the Unlawful Detainer Mediation Office. Future enhancements to the facility will include both a Traffic and an Unlawful Detainer Self-Help Center.

Matters heard and/or processed

The following matters are heard and/or processed at the Carol Miller Justice Center. Information on case type definitions.

Trials and Hearings Heard

  • Traffic misdemeanors and infractions, including arraignment, pretrial hearings, and trials (adult only)
  • Traffic infractions (adult and juvenile)
  • Unlawful detainer (landlord-tenant) cases under $25,000
  • Small claims cases

Case Processing Support Services

  • Adult and juvenile traffic infractions, adult traffic misdemeanors, small claims, unlawful detainer support services (filing of documents, payment of fees, review of files, and case processing)
  • Small Claims Advisory Clinic
  • Unlawful Detainer Advisor's Office
  • Small Claims Mediation Office

Night Court

Night Court services at the Carol Miller Justice Center (CMJC) are available on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 4:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. If the second Wednesday of the month is a court holiday, Night Court will be held on the 2nd Thursday of that same month. These services include virtual public counter assistance (Traffic only) and public counter assistance for Traffic, Small Claims and Unlawful Detainer matters. Traffic arraignments and Small Claims trials are heard in person and via video. Mediation and Advisory Services for Small Claims and Unlawful Detainer matters are available in person and via video utilizing Zoom.

Please note: Interpreter services are not currently available during the Night Court hours.

Departments

The following matters are heard and/or processed at the Carol Miller Justice Center:

  • Departments 81 through 84 - First Floor
  • Departments 86 through 88 - Third floor

Nearby Services

The following services are available in or near the Carol Miller Justice Center:

  • Copy Machines - Available in the first floor snack area; $.25 per page; change machine for $1 and $5 bills.The copy machines will also accept copy cards purchased at the Gordon D. Schaber Court or the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse.
  • Vending Machines - Vending machines and a snack area are located on the first floor.
  • Public Telephones - Located on each floor.
  • Children's Waiting Room - A Children's Waiting Room is located in on the first floor near the snack area and is available from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • U.S. Mailbox - A U.S. Postal Service branch is located on Bicentennial Circle.
  • Banking Services - Nearby banks include Wells Fargo at 1 Park Center Drive (Campus Commons) and Bank of America at 9 Park Center Drive (Campus Commons).
  • Nearby Restaurants - Folsom Boulevard, both east and west from CMJC, has many restaurants in all price ranges.

Interactive Map 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 Power Inn Road and move immediately over into the left lane. Turn left onto eastbound Folsom Boulevard. Turn left at the Bicentennial Circle Road stoplight. Follow Bicentennial Circle around to the parking lot entrance.

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 the Howe Avenue/Power Inn Road exit. Turn right onto Power Inn Road and move immediately over into the left lane. Turn left onto eastbound Folsom Boulevard. Turn left at the Bicentennial Circle Road stoplight. Follow Bicentennial Circle around to the parking lot entrance 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 Power Inn Road and move immediately over into the left lane. Turn left onto eastbound Folsom Boulevard. Turn left at the Bicentennial Circle Road stoplight. Follow Bicentennial Circle around to the parking lot entrance.

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 the Howe Avenue/Power Inn Road exit. Turn right onto Power Inn Road and move immediately over into the left lane. Turn left onto eastbound Folsom Boulevard. Turn left at the Bicentennial Circle Road stoplight. Follow Bicentennial Circle around to the parking lot entrance or
  • Take Highway 99 north. At the interchange, follow the signs leading to eastbound Highway 50 (toward Lake Tahoe). Exit at the Howe Avenue/Power Inn Road exit. Turn right onto Power Inn Road and move immediately over into the left lane. Turn left onto eastbound Folsom Boulevard. Turn left at the Bicentennial Circle Road stoplight. Follow Bicentennial Circle around to the parking lot entrance.

From Rancho Cordova or Folsom (and points east)

  • Take Highway 50 west. Exit at the Howe Avenue/Power Inn Road exit. Turn left onto Power Inn Road southbound. Turn left onto eastbound Folsom Boulevard. Turn left at the Bicentennial Circle Road stoplight. Follow Bicentennial Circle around to the parking lot entrance.

Parking Information

Public parking is available in the lot in front of the Carol Miller Justice Center. The cost for a parking pass is a flat rate of $5.00 per day. The parking pass machines accept coins, bills, and credit and debit cards. There are two entrances to the parking lot - one on the north side of the building and another on the west side. A machine dispensing parking passes is available at the north entrance and also at a walk-up dispenser located in the center of the parking lot. Be sure to place your parking pass in an easily visible spot in your car's front window. If you have a Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) disabled person license plate or placard, there is no charge for parking.