Van Nuys Courthouse


14400 Erwin Street Mall

Van Nuys, CA 91401

(818) 374-2903

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The Van Nuys Courthouse is the main court for the southern portion of the San Fernando Valley. Some of the cities this court serves are North Hollywood, Studio City, Encino, Tarzana, Van Nuys, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Sherman Oaks, Reseda, Woodland Hills, North Hills and Panorama City.


The courthouse is open for from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except court holidays.


There is ample public parking right next to the courthouse at 6170 Sylmar Avenue between Delano Street and Calvert Street (one block east of Van Nuys Boulevard). The cost is $7.00 for a full day. If this lot is full, there is usually plenty of metered parking on the streets surrounding the mall.


This courthouse can get very crowded, especially in the morning hours. It is advisable to get to the courthouse at least 30 minutes early to compensate for the long wait to get through the metal detectors and into the courthouse.


At the Van Nuys Courthouse, misdemeanors are generally prosecuted by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office and felonies are prosecuted by the Los Angeles District Attorneys office.