PUBLIC NOTICE

In accordance with the Presiding Judge’s Order, the Carol Miller Justice Center generally remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Traffic:

All traffic hearings are being held exclusively via the internet using Zoom, a video conference application. At this time, you may only see a judge via Zoom; you may not see a judge in person.

There are many options to resolve your case without appearing in court, unless an appearance is required. Please refer to the Traffic Division's Public Notice for additional information.

Please note that the Carol Miller Justice Center is only open for DUI appearances, and only parties scheduled for these hearings will be permitted to enter the building.


Information regarding scheduled appearances:

If you have a scheduled video arraignment hearing, you must read the following documents prior to your court appearance.

If you have a scheduled court trial, post sentencing, or motion hearing, you can obtain the link to appear in court via Zoom by accessing your case on the Public Case Access System (PCAS). For additional instructions, please read the Zoom Reference Guide for Hearing Participants..

For assistance with a traffic matter, please select one of the following options:

Contact the Traffic Call Center at 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., reduced hours on some holidays.

Utilize the Traffic Virtual Public Counter to obtain assistance remotely via Zoom. You can show proof of correction, set up payments, pay in full or, check-in for a video arraignment appearance. A device with audio and video capabilities is required.

Click HERE to enter the virtual waiting room.
Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Public Notice - Small Claims and Unlawful Detainer Resumption of Public Access for Hearings Effective Monday, January 3, 2022

Small Claims:

All Small Claims trials scheduled July 13, 2021, to July 30, 2021, were rescheduled to August. Notices were sent to all parties advising of the new date. Small Claims trials and mediations resumed as of August 3, 2021, and will be held via video conference (Zoom) only.

As of November 1, 2021, Carol Miller Justice Center began processing Small Claims Fillings for unpaid COVID-19 rental debt that became due September 30, 2021.


  • Small Claims trials and mediations are being held via video conference (Zoom) only.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the courthouse is not open to accept filings in person.
  • During the building closure, small claims filings can be submitted via the drop box located at the Carol Miller Justice Center or by mail to:

    Small Claims Division
    Carol Miller Justice Center
    301 Bicentennial Circle
    Sacramento, CA 95826

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):

In accordance with the passage of AB 3088 on August 31, 2020, the Sacramento Superior Court resumed filing Unlawful Detainer actions on September 9, 2020; after the expiration of the Court's Emergency Relief Order dated August 17, 2020.

As of October 1, 2021, Carol Miller Justice Center will conduct an in-person review of Unlawful Detainer documents ready for filing. A cursory review of the documents will be conducted on-site, but documents will not be filed. Parties will submit their documents after review and will receive copies of filings via U.S. Mail or email after they are filed.


  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the courthouse is not open to accept filings in person.
  • To file papers with the court for an unlawful detainer matter, please send via mail or place in the drop box located at:

    Unlawful Detainer Division
    Carol Miller Justice Center
    301 Bicentennial Circle
    Sacramento, CA 95826

  • Unlawful Detainer trials and mediations will be held via video conference (Zoom) only.

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 provided remotely on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 4:00 p.m. to 6: 15 p.m. If the 2nd Wednesday of the month is a court holiday, Night Court will occur on the 2nd Thursday of that same month. Services provided include: virtual public counter assistance, video arraignments, video hearings and Mediation and Advisory Clinic Workshop utilizing Zoom, a video conferencing application.

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 $2.00 for two hours of parking and $1.00 for every hour thereafter, for a maximum of $8.00 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.