Bay Area Courts - Alameda County

Hayward Hall of Justice

Courthouse Information
(510) 690-2700
24405 Amador Street
Hayward, CA 94544
Business Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8AM - 3PM

The Hayward Hall of Justice serves the Haward community with civil and family law issues. It is one of several locations that serve the Alameda County superior court system.  

In our work as a business and employment law firm, we often visit this courthouse.

The Hayward Hall of Justice Basics 

  • Location: 24405 Amador Street, Hayward, CA 94544 
  • Phone: 510-690-2700 
  • Hours of operation: The majority of the divisions and services are open from 8:30 to 2:30, with some variations depending on the division. Click Here for more details. 
  • Court Divisions: Civil and family law 
  • Services: Alternative dispute resolution (ADR), family law facilitator and child custody recommending counselors, self-help center, child’s waiting room 

Parking is limited, so we recommend taking advantage of public transportation. There are multiple convenient ways to access the Hayward Hall of Justice, including BART and the AC transit. We also recommend visiting the Alameda Courts Shuttle Information page to learn more about free shuttle options between the Hayward Hall of Justice and several convenient locations in the area. You can also visit to visit the county’s full court system shuttle schedule. 

Access to Hayward Hall of Justice Court Records 

If you need to access court records from the Hayward Hall of Justice, we recommend using the UniCourt Online Records system, which may save you an unnecessary trip to the brick-and-mortar building.  

Children’s Waiting Room is a Parent/Guardian’s Best Friend 

To support parents and guardians with young children, the Hayward Hall of Justice runs a Children’s Waiting Room completely free of charge during its service hours. Children are safely entertained and occupied by experienced and qualified staff certified in infant/child CPR and first-aid. This service provides tremendous relief for parents taking care of court business. 

The Children’s Waiting Room provides: 

  • Short-term supervision for parents/guardians utilizing the court’s services 
  • Age-appropriate games, toys, projects and crafts 
  • Light, healthy snacks 

What you should know before using the Children’s Waiting Services at various Alameda County Court buildings: 

  • Allow at least 10 minutes to complete paperwork and registration forms for the service 
  • You and the child(ren) will receive matching wristbands 
  • The same person who registers the children must be the person who checks the children back out  
  • The Children’s Waiting Room is closed to the public between the hours of 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. each day. No children can be dropped off, left, or pickup up during that lunch hour 

Benefits of Family Law Facilitators and Child Custody Counselors 

If you are pursuing a family law case without the support of a paralegal or lawyer, we highly recommend taking advantage of the family law facilitators and child custody counselors. While these professionals cannot provide legal counsel, they can ensure you complete all documentation correctly so filed documents continue moving forward through the system rather than getting kicked back for a mistake or failure to provide specific documentation.  

These services are highly sought after and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. In some cases, you may be able to get an appointment. Call 510-690-2700 to learn more about what’s available to you.  

Additional Resources for the Haward Hall of Justice 

Additional resources for the Hayward Hall of Justice include their online forms and documents page, as well as their self-help center, which provides supporting information on how to represent yourself. 

For other nearby Alameda County Courthouses, see Dublin and Oakland.