Office Hours

San Diego: Public - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
San Diego: PROCESS SERVERS - 9:00 am - 11:00 am & 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vista: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
El Cajon: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Chula Vista 8:30 am to 4:00 pm


 Phone Hours:  10:00 am to 12:00 and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 

San Diego Civil Office
220 W. Broadway, Room 1004
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone (619) 544-6401
Fax (619) 231-8001

Mailing Address:
PO Box 85306
San Diego, CA 92186-5306

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Vista Civil Office
325 S. Melrose, Ste 2400
Vista, CA 92081
Phone (760) 940-2898
Fax (760) 806-6215
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El Cajon Civil Office
250 E. Main St
El Cajon, CA 92020
Phone (619) 441-4564
Fax (619) 441-4068
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Chula Vista Civil Office
500 Third Ave., Suite 140
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone (619) 691-4543
Fax (619) 691-4625
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Courthouse Weapons Screening

To ensure the highest security, the San Diego Sheriff's Department provides weapons screening at each of the San Diego Courthouses and the County Administration Center.  Every visitor is required to walk through a metal detector.  All hand-carried bags, luggage and packages will be x-rayed or searched by hand.  Devices used are harmless and represent no health hazard. Visitors may be asked to remove shoes, belts or other articles, including items in pockets.  The purpose of the screening is to prevent restricted weapons or contraband from being brought into the courthouse. 

The following items are among those not permitted in the courthouses even if licensed to carry them. The department will not hold the items for safekeeping:

▪   Firearms
▪   Knives (regardless of length)
▪   Stun guns, mace or other harmful materials
▪   Illegal drugs or alcoholic beverages

Please allow extra time for the screening process to ensure that you will not be late for any court appearances.