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ADA Information

What is ADA?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state law require all state and local entities, including the courts, to provide reasonable accommodations for the needs of persons with disabilities.

The ADA benefits people who have an interest in court activities, programs and services.

In 1996 the Judicial Council of California, the policy-making body for the courts, adopted California Rules of Court, rule 1.100 to implement the ADA in the state court system.

Under the ADA, state laws, and the court rule, a person is entitled to an accommodation if he or she is a person with a disability. This means the person has a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more life activities, has a record of such impairment, or is regarded of having such impairment.

Important Information

The courthouse is located at 12855 Justice Center Drive in the new courthouse building. The public areas of the new courthouse are all wheelchair accessible. All five courtrooms are wheelchair accessible.

A completed Judicial Council form MC-410, Request for Accommodations by Persons With Disabilities and Response, is required to be submitted to the counter, located in the lobby of the courthouse at 12855 Justice Center Drive, five days prior to the approval of the requested accommodation. The form can also be mailed to: ADA Coordinator, 12855 Justice Center Dr. Sonora, CA 95370.

Click here for PDF version of the form that you can complete and submit to the court.

If you have need of Hearing Assistance Devices during a Court Hearing, please let the Bailiff of that courtroom know and they will accommodate you.

There are designated handicap parking spaces available in the upper public parking lot.

NOTE: If you have business at the courthouse and require assistance because of a disability, please call the court at (209) 533-6565. The court requires notification in advance in order to provide certain accommodations. For more information on services for persons with disabilities, you may call the ADA clerk at (209) 533-6565 or email

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