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Rene C. Davidson Courthouse (RC Davidson)

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1225 Fallon Street

Oakland, CA

Building Maintenance Contact


Building Hours

8:30am — 4:30pm, Monday — Friday. The office is closed on weekends and County holidays.

The Civil Section will be closed on the following County holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday, Lincoln’s Birthday, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday), and Christmas Day. 

We will be open on Cesar Chavez Day and Columbus Day (both are Court holidays, but not County holidays).


There is no public parking permitted around the courthouse. Public parking is available at the County Garage on Jackson Street between 12th and 13th Streets, and at the Oakland Museum on Oak Street.

Building Offices and Services

Services Open to the Public

  • Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Civil Section, Room 104
  • Civil Section, Room 104. The Civil Section serves process in all cities in Alameda County and the unincorporated areas of the county. The telephone number is (510) 272-6910. This number includes the service of civil process information which may be retrieved at any time

Primary Occupants

  • COURT – Courthouse
  • ROV – Registrar of Voters
  • DA – District Attorney
  • PD – Police Department


The building constructed in 1934 resides in the Lake Merritt neighborhood and originally housed the Alameda County Superior Court system. Thurgood Marshall was one of the judges at the time, but the courthouse was named after Rene C. Davidson, a longtime clerk-recorder. His name was placed on the County Courthouse after her death.