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Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse

Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and U.S. Courth255 E Temple St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Located in the Civic Center of Los Angeles, the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse is a federal courthouse of the U.S. District Court serving the Central District of California. The 300 North Los Angeles Federal Building is adjacent.

Building information

Property Manager: Rayana Clayton

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 parking available in the building for the general public. Metered street parking is nearby. Commercial parking lots are within walking distance to the building. Public transportation is available via Metro. The nearest bus stand is located in front of the building on Temple Street.

Public access

All public visitors are required to use the Temple Street entrance and pass through electronic security equipment. ADA access is also available at the Temple Street entrance to the building.

Key tenants

Major tenants are the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. District Court, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. Marshals, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and U.S. Pretrial Services. In the latest (2016) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 85% rated the federal building and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale. Find additional information for tenants on this page.

Building services

Amenities Open to Location Hours of operation
Legal Grounds Espresso Bar Public 1st floor Temporarily Closed
Lunch Stop Cafeteria Public 1st floor M-F 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Vending Machines Public 1st floor 24/7
Childcare Center
Shared with Los Angeles City and County Employees TS floor (Temple Street) M–F 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ATM Public 1st floor near cafeteria 24/7
Health Unit Federal Employees Only 2nd floor, Room 244 M-F 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


On March 2, 2016, GSA received congressional authorization to proceed with a $19 million project that would upgrade building systems and reconfigure portions of the Roybal Courthouse, creating workspace for a new tenant mix. The project will facilitate consolidation of the remaining federal court functions, Magistrate Courts, District Court Clerk and Pretrial Services from 312 North Spring Street to the Roybal Courthouse. The project will also include repurposing some of the existing courtrooms into general office space for the U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Circuit Library, and Pretrial Services to create more efficient workspaces. GSA awarded a design-build contract for the Roybal Courthouse project to Stronghold Engineering of Riverside, California, on March 25. Construction is scheduled for completion within 30 months.

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See the fine art collection at this building.


Occupant information

Access and 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 on the first floor 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 after-hours access. All requests for key cards must be submitted through the tenant agency’s management to the GSA Property Manager for approval. Submit requests to the key card programmer. Programming is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m. at the GSA office in Suite 4300 at 300 North Los Angeles Street. Their telephone number is 213-894-3742.


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 6 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.

Building operations

Maintenance and service requests: Please contact the GSA main line at 213-894-3742 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 6 a.m. to 6 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; washing windows; and pest control. 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 213-894-3742.

Utility closets: Tenant and tenant vendor access to electrical and telephone closets can be obtained by contacting the operations and maintenance contractor at 213-894-3742. 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.

Under the conditions above, if you are authorized to perform alterations within your space, you must adhere to all building-specific regulations with respect to contractor access, clearance procedures, and all other conditions governing general access and security controls relative to this building.

For any questions, please call the Property Manager at 213-894-6984.

Miscellaneous topics

Occupant Emergency Plan: As the lead tenant in this building, the U.S. District Court 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 Property Manager at 213-894-6984.

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.

Loading dock: The loading dock is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Scheduling the use of the loading dock for deliveries, moves, etc., can be arranged through the GSA Property Manager at 213-894-3742. A guard must be present at all times while basement doors are open, so it is imperative that the GSA or on-site maintenance contractor be informed at least 24 hours advance to make these arrangements.

If a vehicle(s) will be at the dock for more than one hour, it must be attended in the event it needs to be moved for other deliveries/services.

Deliveries: To minimize disruption to other occupants, we encourage tenants to arrange large deliveries outside of normal business hours. In the event of after-hour activities, the tenant will be responsible for arranging guard services by contacting the GSA Property Management Office at 213-894-3742.

Recycling: Tenants are encouraged to take advantage of the building-wide recycling program, which includes paper, glass bottles and jars, metal cans, plastic containers and cardboard. Any questions regarding recycling, please contact the janitorial contractor supervisor at 213-625-0869 or the Property Manager at 213-894-3742.