Banning Courthouse

135 N. Alessandro Road, Banning, Ca. 92220

Banning Courthouse

General information

Hours of Operation

The courthouse is open from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except court holidays.

Type of Cases Filed or Heard at this Location:

Civil, Small Claims, Evictions, Criminal & Traffic

Court Phone Directory

Parking

Public parking is available in the public lot located across N. Alessandro Road, to the east of the court building.  There is one space in this lot designated for handicapped parking.  Individuals whose vehicles display a handicapped placard or license plate may park in any space.  There is no parking structure adjacent to or near the courthouse. 

Maps/Directions

Maps/Directions

The Banning Courthouse is located at 135 N. Alessandro Road, Banning, Ca. 92220


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Courtroom Directory

Courtroom Directory

The following departments are in the Banning Courthouse:

Department
Floor
B1
1
B2
1
B3
Lower Level

 

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act - Accommodations
 
Building Accommodations

The main entrance is wheelchair accessible, but the entrance is not designated as such.  A wheelchair ramp to the front entrance is located at the front of the courthouse, to the right of the main entrance.  Entry doors are not automated.

All individuals seeking entrance to the facility must pass through security screening which includes a metal detector.  The magnetometer located at the main entrance can accommodate a small wheelchair.  Individuals with pacemakers or cochlear implants may request screening via a hand held wand from security screening personnel.

Public restrooms on the first floor are wheelchair accessible; however, restroom entrances are not equipped with handicapped door activation buttons.  There is one wheelchair accessible stall in each restroom.  Sinks in each restroom are wheelchair accessible. 

Drinking fountains are located on the first floor outside Department B2, on the second floor outside the employee’s restrooms, and on the basement level outside the elevator.  The fountains on the first and second floors are lowered, but not wheelchair accessible.

Smoke detectors and fire alarm systems are equipped with strobe lights.

The elevator cab is equipped with Braille signage and emergency call features to accommodate those with seeing and hearing impairment.

Courtroom Accommodations:

The Banning Courthouse is located in southeast Riverside County.  The court’s Departments B1and B2 are located on the first and second floor of the building, and B3 is located on the lower level.  All floors, including the basement or lower level, are accessible by elevator.  The doors to the courtrooms do not have door activation buttons, but all courtrooms are wheelchair accessible.  All counsel tables are wheelchair accessible, as well as the jury boxes and witness stands in Departments B2 and B3.  (The B1 jury box and witness stand are not.)  Magnification devices to assist the visually challenged are available in each courtroom.

Assistive listening devices are available for hearing-disabled individuals.  Individuals anticipating the need to use hearing assisted devices are requested to notify the ADA Coordinator’s Office by completing Judicial Council Form MC 410 and submitting it to the clerk’s office as far in advance of the court date as possible and in any event no less than five (5) court days prior to the hearing. 

If a printed transcript of a court hearing is required, please make arrangements to purchase one from the court reporter.

Individuals in need of sign language interpreters may request assistance through the Interpreter Coordinator’s Office.  Individuals may request Computer Assisted Real-Time Transcription or CART assistance through the ADA Coordinator’s Office by submitting Judicial Council Form MC 410 to the Clerk’s Office or directly to the ADA Coordinator in as far advance of the court date as possible and in any event no less than five (5) court days prior to the hearing.  Generally, sign language interpreters and CART reporters are provided to facilitate a hearing-disabled individual's participation in court proceedings, but they may be permitted to accompany an individual at other times to facilitate communication in court matters.

Clerk’s Office Accommodations:

Clerk’s offices are located on the first and second floors, with the second floor clerk’s office offering a wheelchair accessible counter as well as a clerk dedicated to assisting the disabled.   Jury deliberation rooms are located on the first floor.  The jury assembly room is located on the lower or basement level of the courthouse.  A self-help center, with wheelchair accessible workstations, is located on the lower basement level, where a small claims advisor assists with small claims matters at least once a month.  The Banning Court Access Project, a civil assistance project operated by Inland Counties Legal Services, offers services every Thursday on the lower level.  A speech-generating device (NEO Text2Speech) is available upon request at any customer service window.  Magnification devices are also available upon request to facilitate reading smaller print on court forms. 

Items Not Allowed

Items Not Allowed in Court Facilities
  • Any firearms
  • Taser / Stun guns
  • Gun shaped lighters
  • Toy or replica guns
  • BB guns
  • Pellet guns
  • All bullets and ammunition

  • Buck type knives - all size blades
  • Swiss Army / utility type knives - all size blades
  • Butter and steak knives - all size blades
  • Multi-tool type knives - all size blades
  • Concealable / disguised knives - all size blades
  • Switchblade knives / gravity knives
  • Pocket knives
  • Miscellaneous sharp items (includes knitting needles and crochet hooks)
  • Scissors
  • Razors (includes single razor blades)
  • Box cutters
  • All 'exacto' type tools
  • Screwdrivers
  • Pliers
  • Wrenches
  • Hammers
  • Ice picks

  • Tear Gas
  • Mace
  • Pepper gas
  • Animal repellent
  • Butane Fuel
  • Cigarette lighters
  • Darts
  • Letter openers
  • Pieces of heavy-duty wire
  • Heavy gauge chains
  • Laser pointers (exception: attorneys needing for trial)
  • Skateboards

  • Skates
  • Needles/Syringes (non-diabetics or without a prescription)
  • Handcuffs
  • Handcuff keys

  • Excess clothing beyond what is reasonable for personal use and current weather conditions
  • Glass containers or objects
  • Other miscellaneous items that present a safety concern as determined by Sheriff's Department supervisors for each facility.
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