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Oakland - René C. Davidson Courthouse

1225 Fallon Street
Oakland, CA 94612

TRO Desk 510-891-6004

Public Transportation

Advisory: Parking near the courthouse is limited and expensive.


The Lake Merritt Bart station is approximately four minutes walking distance from the René C. Davidson Courthouse. To map out your route from home, get an approximate arrival time, inquire about pricing or any more questions you may have about your trip on BART, please visit

AC Transit Bus Lines

To find out about more bus lines, map out your ride, inquire about fares/clipper cards, or answer any other questions you may have, visit AC Transit website or call the AC Transit customer service line at 510-891-4777.

Paratransit Buses - Wheelchair/Disability Accessibility

East bay paratransit rides are available for people with a disability or health condition that prevents them from using buses or BART.  Seats on paratransit buses must be reserved at least a day in advance. To reserve a seat, call: 510-287-5000. Visit the East Bay Paratransit website for more information about paratransit rides. 


Alcopark Garage
  • Location: 165 13th Street, enter on Jackson Street between 12th and 13th
  • Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Cost: $1.50 per hour, $7 maximum, $1 discount with validation from Court
  • Walking Distance to Courthouse: 3 minutes
  • Availability: Often full before 8 a.m.
Douglas Parking (Madison)
  • Location: 1309 Madison Street, at corner of 13th Street
  • Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Cost: $14 per day
  • Walking Distance to Courthouse: 2 minutes
Harrison Street Parking Garage
  • Location: 274 12th Street, at Harrison
  • Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Cost: $1 every 20 minutes, $24 daily maximum, $30 lost coin fee
  • Walking Distance to Courthouse: 6 minutes
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
  • Location: 10 10th Street, behind the Oakland Museum of California
  • Currently under construction. No parking is available.
Douglas Parking (Harrison)
  • Location: 1523 Harrison Street, at 15th Street
  • Hours of Operation: 24 hours per day
  • Cost: $15 per day
  • Walking Distance to Courthouse: 11 minutes
Laz/Douglas Parking (Harrison)
  • Location: 1434 Harrison Street, in front of the Cliff Apartment building
  • Hours of Operation: closes at 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $5 per day
  • Walking Distance to Courthouse: 10 minutes
Lakeshore Avenue
  • Location: 1200 to 1500 Lakeshore Avenue, southeast corner of Lake Merritt off 1st Avenue
  • Hours: No parking on lake side of street Thursdays 12:30 – 3:30 p.m, no parking on other side Fridays 12:30 – 3:30 p.m., Court is not responsible for any tickets issued to vehicles
  • Cost: Free
  • Walking Distance to Courthouse: 6-10 minutes
Metered parking:

($2 an hour, 2 hour limit)

  • Location: Various locations around courthouse. The spaces immediately surrounding the courthouse are not open to the public.
  • Hours: Meters operational 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., two hour limit. We advise jurors and prospective jurors not to park at meters because it's possible they will not be given a recess in time to add money to meters. The court is not responsible for any tickets issued to vehicles.
  • Cost: $2 per hour
  • Walking Distance to Courthouse: Varies

Alternate modes of transportation


Public bike parking is located in front of the AlcoBike parking garage on 13th st underneath the AlcoPark public parking garage. There is also a small bike rack on 10th Street next to the Oakland Museum of California.

Various locations in Oakland have bikes available for rent. Bikes can be rented through mobile smartphone applications. Rental bikes generally need to be returned to designated locations. There is a FordGo biking station is located at 1418 Lakeside drive, two blocks from the courthouse.

Electric scooters

Electric scooters are mostly available around Lake Merritt and in downtown Oakland. They can be rented through mobile smartphone applications.

Ride sharing

Ride sharing or carpool services can pick-up from any location and drop-off directly in front of the courthouse. Rides are arranged through mobile smartphone applications. Pricing varies.

The transportation information on this page was compiled in June 2019. For more information about bay area transportation, please visit

Court Divisions at this Location


  • 1 - 13
  • 1A
  • 1B
  • 1C


Hours for Court Services

Office Business Hours Phone Hours Drop Box Hours 
Civil 8:30 to 3:00 8:30 to 3:00

3:00 to 4:00

Mental Health 8:30 to 3:00 8:30 to 3:00

3:00 to 4:00

Criminal 8:30 to 3:00 8:30 to 3:00 2:30 to 4:00
Executive Office 8:30 to 4:30 8:30 to 4:30  
Human Resources 8:30 to 4:30 8:30 to 4:30  
Jury Services 8:30 to 4:00 8:30 to 4:00  
Public Records Terminal 8:30 to 3:00    
Appeals and Exhibits

8:30 to 3:00

Parties that have an order for Return of Property must call 510-891-6001 to schedule an appointment.

3:00 to 4:00

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