Robert T. Matsui U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building
501 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
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The Robert T. Matsui U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building is home to the Sacramento Division of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.
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 800-FED-INFO.
Parking and Public Transportation
There is no parking available in the building for the general public. Metered street parking is nearby. Two commercial parking lots, open and covered, are within walking distance to the building. Public transportation is available via SacRT [a nongovernment website]. The light rail train stops behind the building on H Street.
All public visitors are required to pass through electronic security equipment. ADA access is available at the front entrance of the building.
Major tenants are the U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Pretrial Services, and U.S. Trustees. In the latest (2016) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 72% rated the federal building and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale.
|AMENITIES||OPEN TO||LOCATION||HOURS OF OPERATION|
|Cafeteria||Public||2nd floor||M-F 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.|
|Vending Machines||Public||2nd floor||24/7|
|Health Unit||Federal Employees Only||7th floor, Room 7-300||M-F 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.|
There are various artworks on the outdoor plaza and throughout the building.
History and Architecture
The exterior of the building is clad in buff-colored Indiana limestone, whose color suggests the warmth and sunlight characteristics of the Central Valley climate, and terminates at ground level in a dark-green polished granite to provide compatibility with the tree-lined streets of downtown Sacramento. A tinted blue-green glass in a sweeping arc that mimics the flow and passage of the nearby Sacramento River complements the exterior stone.
Building Owners and Managers Association named it The Outstanding Building of the Year® (TOBY) – Regional Award, Federal Building Category – in 2002 and 2003.
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 U.S. Marshals Service for approval and processing. Their office is on the fifth floor in Room 5-600. Their phone number is 916-930-2214.
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 24 hours a day 7 days a week (including 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.
Conference Rooms: Located on the 7th floor in Suite 7-802 there are two join conference rooms available for tenant use. Conference Room A seats approximately 15 occupants and has two oval-shaped tables and chairs. One table seats about six people and the other about nine. There is no audiovisual equipment or internet available in this room. Conference Room B is a larger meeting room/classroom with tables on wheels that can be reconfigured based on the needs of your event. The room seats up to 35 comfortably for a class or 20 for a large meeting. This room has a flat panel TV that can be used to show presentations and has a DVD player. There is a telephone with conference call capabilities in the room, and a conference phone is available to borrow from the Sacramento Field Office. There is also a shared breakroom between the two conference rooms that comes equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and sink with a garbage disposal. All three rooms can be reserved together or separately.
The conference rooms are available for building tenants and federal tenants from other buildings from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays on a first-come, first-served reservation basis at no cost. Room use outside these hours is possible through special arrangements with the GSA Property Manager and payment of overtime utility and security costs.
Please contact the GSA Property Management Office at 916-498-5360 to schedule use.
Maintenance & Service Requests: Please contact the Aleut Maintenance Service Desk at 916-930-2122 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 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 5 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 916-930-2120.
Utility Closets: Tenant and tenant vendor access to electrical and telephone closets can be obtained by contacting the operations and maintenance contractor at 916-930-2122. 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. 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 GSA Property Manager at 916-930-2120.
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 loading dock guard at 916-224-5671 or the GSA Property Manager at 916-930-2120. A guard must be present at all times while basement doors are open, so it is imperative that the GSA or on-site guard 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 on-site guard at 916-224-5671.
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 916-969-7757 or the GSA Property Manager at 916-930-2120.