John M. Roll US Courthouse
98 W. 1st Street
Yuma, AZ 85634
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Completed in 2013, the John M. Roll U.S. Courthouse was constructed on the Colorado River on a donated parcel of land. The courthouse honors the late Chief District Judge for the District of Arizona, who served as a board member on the project’s source selection panel for the building’s design and strongly advocated for its location in Yuma. The courthouse houses two magistrate courtrooms, judges’ chambers, and jury facilities. It achieved LEED® Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council in part for its dramatic solar canopy that supplies 25 percent of the building’s energy, use of locally sourced building materials, and water-saving features.
Property Manager: Jon Berts
Public Hours: 8 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 800-FED-INFO.
Parking and Public Transportation
There is not parking available in the building for the general public. Free public parking is located south of the building. Public transportation is available via Yuma County Area Transit [a nongovernment website].
All public visitors are required to pass through electronic security equipment. ADA access is available at the main entrance to the building.
Major tenants are the U.S. District Court and U.S. Marshals Service. In the latest (2016) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 100% rated the federal building and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale.
Maine-based artist John Bisbee's Lion Dandies sculpture continues his well-entrenched methodology of using 12" nail spikes to create his works of art. For the U.S. Courthouse in Yuma, Bisbee created a collection of 3-foot-diameter spheres stacked upon one another that fits naturally into the desert landscape. The metal orb sculpture made completely from iron railroad nails was designed to reflect Yuma’s historic ties to the railroad.
The building has won these awards:
- National Award of Merit, Federal/State/County/Municipal Category, Design-Build Institute of America, 2015
- SRP Sustainability Award, American Institute of Architects – Arizona Chapter, 2014
- Design Awards, Citation for Architecture, U.S. General Services Administration, 2014
- Design Excellence, Project in Progress, Design-Build Institute of America's Western Pacific Region, 2013
- Southwest's Best Projects, Government/Public Buildings, Engineering News Record, 2013
Access & Hours of Operation
The building is fully operational (lighting and HVAC services) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. Tenants may access the building 24 hours a day/7 days a week including federal holidays. A key card will be required for access at all times.
Key cards are available for tenant agency employees for all-hours access. All requests for key cards must be submitted through the tenant agency’s management to the GSA Property Manager for approval. Requests will then be given to the U.S. Marshals Service to process. Their office is on the first floor in Room M. Their phone number is 928-783-6337.
Contract guard service is in place to protect the property and the tenants. Your help is needed; cooperation and awareness will help them do their job. Guards are on duty from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. For all emergency or security concerns, or if no guard is available please call FPS Denver Mega Center at 877-437-7411.
Joint Use/Shared Services
Standard services are commonly included as part of the rent charged by GSA as documented in the Occupancy Agreement. Reimbursable services are normally excluded from the rent and are funded through a Reimbursable Work Authorization (RWA). Examples include after-hours lighting, special or after-hours cleaning, office space carpet cleaning, uninterruptible power services, and non-standard trash removal.
Maintenance & Service Requests: Please contact the GSA main line at 520-670-4742 during the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, for janitorial, HVAC, elevator, lighting, or any other service provided by GSA in our building. A mechanic is on duty from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Custodial Services: GSA provides cleaning for assigned space equal to commercial cleaning for similar space. The following services are standard: vacuuming, sweeping and dusting; emptying trash; servicing restrooms, lobbies, corridors, and other common areas; servicing loading docks and platforms; and window washing. Carpet spot removal can be done on an as-needed basis. Overall shampooing is done as a reimbursable service and should take place on a regular basis to preserve the appearance and condition of the carpet.
Lighting/HVAC: Ten hours of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and lighting are provided at no additional cost during normal duty hours. Additional service outside this timeframe is available on a reimbursable basis with advanced notice to the GSA Property Management Office at 520-670-4742.
Utility Closets: Tenant and tenant vendor access to electrical and telephone closets can be obtained by contacting the operations and maintenance contractor at 520-670-4742. Please do not install equipment in these closets without first contacting the GSA Property Management Office.
Tenant Controlled Space Alteration: Space alterations should not be performed without first contacting the GSA Property Manager. GSA can provide alteration solutions to meet your needs. Alteration projects are normally funded through a Reimbursable Work Authorization (RWA). Also, it is building policy that work that might disrupt building tenants (e.g. paint fumes, construction noise, etc.) be accomplished after standard building operating hours.
Occupant Emergency Plan: As the lead tenant in this building, the U.S. Marshals Service is responsible for creating and updating the Occupant Emergency Plan. Please take time to become familiar with it, and participate in Building Security Committee meetings.
Displays: Please do not post or display any material outside tenant space without first contacting the GSA Property Manager at 520-670-4742. Displays may be posted in the breakroom, but again, please contact the Property Manager prior to taking any action.
Personal Property: Please do not put surplus items in building common space (i.e., corridors, elevators, loading dock, etc.). Doing so may impede egress should the building need to be evacuated. GSA will be glad to advise you about excessing surplus property.
Recycling: Tenants are encouraged to take advantage of the building-wide recycling program, which includes paper and cardboard. Any questions regarding recycling, please contact the janitorial contractor supervisor at 928-288-6206 or the GSA Property Manager at 520-670-4742.