A.F. Bray Courthouse

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1020 Ward Street, Martinez CA 94553

For directions and a map to the court, click here.

Court Houses open to the public at 8:00 AM and close at 5:00 PM. Monday through Friday except on court holidays. (Security will not allow early or late entry.)

Filing Clerk windows open to the public at 8:00 AM and close at 3:00 PM.



The Bray Building was named for the former Superior Court Judge and Justice of the Court of Appeal, A.F. Bray. It was completed in 1987, and houses the Law Library and Jury Services as well as nine courtrooms where general trials and criminal arraignments are heard. The building is located at 1020 Ward St., between Court and Pine Streets.
  A.F. Bray courthouse
A.F. Bray Security  


There is only one entrance to the courthouse, and this is accessible for people with disabilities. As in most court buildings, anyone entering the building must go through a security check.



This is one of the 9 courtrooms in the Bray Building. It is specially designed to hear criminal arraignments.

  A.F. Bray courtroom
A.F. Bray Law Library  

Law Library

The Law Library is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday to the public and members of the bar and the judiciary. It offers free access and use of legal resources, including more than 45,000 volumes of books. Coin-operated photocopiers are available.


Law Library Computer Room

The Library also has a number of computer terminals with high-speed Internet access. Users can check their email messages and/or do research over the Internet. For laptop users, the library has wireless Internet access and printing capabilities.

  Law Library Computer Room
A.F. Bray Jury Assembly Room  

Jury Assembly Room

The Jury Assembly Room hosts members of the public called to be potential jurors. Each week, court staff check-in an average of 400 people who have been called for jury service. It has wireless Internet computer access for people who bring their own laptop computers.


Kitchen for Jurors

There is a small kitchen with a refrigerator, freezer and microwave for jurors who want
to bring their own lunch. There are also vending machines with drinks and simple food.
  Kitchen for Jurors
Annex Courtroom    

Court Annex Courtroom

In the Court Annex, between the Bray Building and the County's Detention Center, there are three courtrooms where criminal cases are heard.