801 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Formerly the U.S. Post Office, Courthouse and Federal Building, the Federal Building in downtown Sacramento serves as a courthouse for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.
Property Manager: Ryan Aten
Public Hours: 7 a.m.– 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)
For more building information or service calls, see contact information at top right (or by scrolling down on mobile devices). For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.
Parking and Public Transportation
There is no on-site parking available at the Federal Building. Metered street parking is nearby. Commercial parking lots are within walking distance to the building. Public transportation is available via SacRT [a nongovernment website]. The light rail train stops next to the building on 8th Street. The Sacramento Station is three blocks away.
All public visitors are required to pass through electronic security equipment on the first floor. ADA access is available at the west entrance to the building.
Major tenants are the Federal Public Defenders Office, Bureau of Reclamation, Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Hearings and Appeals, and Indian Gaming Commission. In the latest (2015) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 73% rated the federal building and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale.
Vending machines accessible by the public are located on the first floor.
History and Architecture
Completed in 1933, the Federal Building was designed by the Starks and Flanders architectural firm in the French Renaissance style. The façade of the basement and first floor are covered in California granite. The upper levels are faced with terra cotta and brick. Starks designed the Fox Senator Theatre and the Alhambra Theatre, both demolished in the 1970s. Among his surviving buildings are the Fresno Bee Building, the Sacramento Elks Temple, and the C. K. McClatchy High School.
The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 as U.S. Post Office, Courthouse, and Federal Building.