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.
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 shuttle.acgov.org to visit the county’s full court system shuttle schedule.
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.
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:
What you should know before using the Children’s Waiting Services at various Alameda County Court buildings:
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 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.