County of San Diego Courthouses
Familiarizing yourself with the courthouse your case is assigned to is vital when accused of criminal charges. Going to the wrong courthouse will only add additional stress and hassle to your case. Criminal cases are only heard in the Central, North County, South County, and East County courthouses, so remembering which one your case falls under is vital. To see which zip codes and cities belong to which courthouses' jurisdictions, click HERE
to see the list of cities/zip codes. View the list of courthouses below to learn more about what criminal cases each courthouse hears and where departments are located.
South County Regional Center
The South County Regional Center is occupied by the Superior Court, Sheriff, and Revenue and Recovery and hears Criminal, Family Law, and Civil Harassment/Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse Restraining Orders.
Phone: Criminal/Traffic/Minor Offense Filing/Records - (619) 746-6200
Address: 500 3rd Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91910
The new central courthouse provides the district with a full-service, consolidated facility for criminal, probate, family court, and small claims services.
Phone: Criminal - Felonies and Misdemeanors - (619) 844-2400
Address: 1100 Union St., San Diego, CA 92101
East County Regional Center
The East County Regional Center hears cases pertaining Criminal, Family, Civil Harassment/Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse Restraining Orders and Juvenile Dependency cases. This facility is also occupied by the Superior Court, Sheriff, Probation, District Attorney, Revenue and Recovery, and the Board of Supervisors.
Phone: Criminal Filing/Records - (619) 456-4100
Address: 250 East Main St., El Cajon, CA 92020
North County Regional Center
The North County Regional Center has a venue that encompasses most of the northern San Diego county and is shared by the Superior Court, Sheriff, Probation, District Attorney, Revenue and Recovery, and the Board of Supervisors. The North County Superior Court hears Criminal, Civil, Family Law, Probate, Appeal, Adoption, Traffic and Minor Offense cases. Most of the operations and departments functioning at the main, downtown San Diego courthouse also operate at the North County Regional Center.
Phone: Criminal - (760) 201-8600 x160
Address: 325 South Melrose Dr., Vista, CA 92081