Santa Clarita Courthouse is located at 23747 W Valencia Blvd in Santa Clarita, California, 91355. Santa Clarita Courthouse is sometimes referred to as the Valencia Courthouse or the Newhall Courthouse. Santa Clarita court handles traffic court, criminal court, and DUI cases.
Santa Clarita Courthouse traffic court is heard in Department 4 and can get extremely crowded. The line for the traffic clerks window is often a multiple hour wait. The Santa Clarita courthouse has a policy of allowing people of stand in line, then to court and wait an hour or two, then come get back in line. If you are one of the lucky ones, your case will be heard by about 10AM on the same day. After the appearance it’s back to the line so even if you are successful at getting added on to the daily calendar, you are looking at a time commitment of at least 4-5 hours to take care of your court appearance.
The traffic clerk’s office inside the Santa Clarita Courthouse includes both the court clerks as well as the dreaded collection agency of GC Services for those unfortunate enough to have a failure to appear or FTA which may be holding or suspending your California Drivers License or even an out of state license. For many people, the visit to the courthouse starts with waiting over an hour in line, only to be told when your reach the clerk that you actually need to go the window outside to deal with GC Services. The actual traffic clerk’s office at the Santa Clarita Courthouse is located at the end of the hall to the right, just follow the giant line. The GC Services window is located at the window to the right behind the bullet proof glass. You will understand why they are located behind the bullet proof glass after you hear the ridiculous amount of fines they are requesting for your simple traffic ticket. If you would like to avoid the hassle of appearing at the Santa Clarita Courthouse, you should consider retaining the services of an experienced LA Defense Attorney.