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Compton Courthouse
  Courthouse  
South Central District
Compton Courthouse
200 West Compton Blvd.
Compton, CA 90220
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Two directories available are the Office/Service Directory and the Courtroom Schedules.

Office/Service Directory
Office/Service Information Hours Location Phone
Administration
  • Budget Services
      (310) 603-7107
Administration
  • Public Information
      (310) 603-7177
Alternate Public Defender View website for more information.     (310) 603-3115
Cafeteria   Mon - Fri
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
ROOM 200
FLOOR 2
 
Child Support Services Department View website for more information.   Not located inside this courthouse.  
Children's Waiting Room Childcare is available for customers conducting court business only.
Child must be potty-trained.
This service is not extended to jurors.
Mon - Fri
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
ROOM 1103
FLOOR 11
 
Civil   Phone Hours:
Mon - Fri
8:30 am - 10:30 am
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  (310) 603-7842
Civil
  • Legal Aid
LA County Community Legal Services
View website for more information.
  Not located inside this courthouse.  
Court Call Court Call coordinates telephonic appearances.
No cell phones are allowed for Court Call appearances.
  Not located inside this courthouse. (888) 882-6878
Criminal Custody information is available after 10:30 am. Phone Hours:
Mon - Fri
8:30 am - 10:30 am
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
ROOM 403
FLOOR 4
(310) 603-7112
District Attorney Handles non Juvenile matters.
View website for more information.
    (310) 603-7481
District Attorney Handles Juvenile matters.
View website for more information.
    (310) 603-7462
Exhibit Custodian       (310) 603-7831
Family Law   Phone Hours:
Mon - Fri
8:30 am - 10:30 am
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  (310) 603-7842
Family Court Services
  • Mediation
Court mediators help parents develop a custody and visitation plan for their children.
 
Schedule a mediation appointment.
By Appointment ROOM 1003 (310) 603-7842
Family Court Services
  • Evaluation
Court evaluators assess and recommend parenting plans.
By Court Order ROOM 1003 (213) 893-2096
Family Court Services
  • Parents and Children Together (P.A.C.T.)
Mandatory parent education class.
 
View schedule.
Hours vary    
Family Law
  • Legal Aid
LA County Community Legal Services
View website for more information.
  Not located inside this courthouse.  
Family Law Facilitator Office Gives free help to people who need help filling out forms for child support, spousal support and health insurance. This office does not give legal advice or represent a party in a particular action. Call to make an appointment.
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Mon - Thu
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 12 noon
 
Walk-in Hours:
Mon, Tue
8:00 am
ROOM 200-F
FLOOR 2
Through the Cafeteria
(310) 603-3218
FAX Filings       (310) 639-8724 FAX
Guardianship Clinic There may also be help during the guardianship calendar. Wed
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
SELF HELP CENTER  
Information       (310) 603-7177
Interpreter Services     ROOM 1009 (310) 603-7770
Juvenile Delinquency Juvenile matters are confidential. Court staff are prohibited by law from giving out case information, including verifying the existence of a case.   ROOM 1107
FLOOR 11
(310) 603-7815
(310) 603-7816
Law Library     Not located inside this courthouse.  
Pre-Trial Services       (310) 603-7241
Probate     Not located inside this courthouse.  
Probate Attorney     Not located inside this courthouse.  
Probation       (310) 603-7311
Public Defender View website for more information.     (310) 603-7271
Security       (310) 603-7381
Self Help Center Neighborhood Legal Services give free legal service to low-income people with matters regarding Community Legal Education, Consumer Protection, Discrimination, Domestic Violence, Education, Employment Law, Housing Law and Immigration Law.
View website for more information.
Mon - Thu
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 12 noon
ROOM 200-F
FLOOR 2
Through the Cafeteria
 
Sheriff Department       (310) 603-7381
Small Claims     Not located inside this courthouse.  
Small Claims
  • Legal Aid
LA County Consumer Affairs Department provides Small Claims Advisor who can help you.
View website for more information.
  Not located inside this courthouse.  
Snack Bar   Mon - Fri
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
 
1st Wed
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
for Night Court.
FLOOR 1  
Traffic Call Traffic Automated Phone Help.      
Traffic Automated Phone Help Handles non Juvenile matters. Mon - Fri
5:00 am - 10:30 pm
 
Sat
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
 
Sun
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
  (213) 763-1644
Traffic Night Court Call to schedule a date.
By appointments only, no walk-ins are allowed.
 
Traffic Clerk's Office remains open during Night Court to help traffic customers with extensions, traffic school, court trials and payment of bails or fines.
1st Wed   (213) 763-1644
Courtroom Schedules
Proceeding Type Information Hours Location Phone
Civil
  • Defaults / Dismissals
      (310) 603-7842
Civil Unlimited     DEPT B (310) 603-7711
Criminal
  • Appearances
    (Calendar)
Walk-ins are allowed until 10:00 am.
 
If you have a pre-scheduled court date and know the division, report directly to the courtroom.
Mon - Fri
8:30 am - 10:00 am
   
Criminal
  • Appearances
    (Non-Calendar)
No appointment necessary.
 
You must report to the Criminal Clerk's Office to be scheduled for court.
Mon - Fri
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
 
After 10:00 am, only Bench Warrant walk-in court appearances will be scheduled.
   
Criminal Felony
  • Custody Arraignments
    DEPT 12  
Ex-Parte   Mon - Fri
11:30 am
DEPT B  
Ex-Parte   Mon - Fri
9:00 am
DEPT M  
Family Law     DEPT M  
Law & Motions View Tentative Ruling before appearing on any matter.
 
Another attorney may stand-in for the attorney of record at the Case Management Conference and other matters, but only if the attorney is prepared to discuss the details of the case.
 
Court Call coordinates telephonic appearances.
 
Once you arrive at the courthouse, it will probably take 30-45 minutes to get in the building and up to this department.
Tue, Thurs
9:00 am
 
Ex-Parte applications are heard
Mon - Fri
11:00 am.
 
Motions in limine are heard at the Final Status Conference. (See Local Rule 7.9(h)).
DEPT B (310) 603-7711
Law & Motions View Tentative Ruling before appearing on any matter. Mon - Fri
8:00 am
DEPT M  
Probate     Not located inside this Courthouse as of 4/13/09 all Compton Probate matters were transferred to the Norwalk Courthouse  
Small Claims     Effective 3/18/13 all Small Claims matters for this district shall be filed at the Downey Courthouse  
Temporary Restraining Orders An application for a temporary restraining order can be picked up from the Clerk's Office. Applications are to be filled out in black ink only and must be filed during business hours.
 
Plaintiff (person filing the complaint) will leave the Temporary Restraining Order application with the clerk. The restraining orders are usually returned from the Clerk's Office between 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm You must return to the Clerk's Office the same Day. At that time the clerk Will inform you whether Or not your order has been Approved by the judge and You will be provided with Further instructions.
Mon - Fri
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
ROOM 902
FLOOR 9
(310) 603-7842
Traffic
  • Appearances
    (Calendar)
By appointments only, no walk-ins are allowed.
 
If you have a pre-scheduled court appearance, please check the court calendar for your name and then go to the courtroom.
  All Traffic Courtrooms  
Traffic Night Court
  • Arraignments
    (Calendar)
By appointments only, no walk-ins are allowed.
 
Call Traffic Automated Phone Help to schedule a date.
1st Wed    
Unlawful Detainer     Effective 3/18/13 all Unlawful Detainer matters for this district shall be filed at the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse.  
Writs / Abstracts   Phone Hours:
Mon - Fri
8:30 am - 10:30 am
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  (310) 603-7842