Along with the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, the 312 N. Spring Street U.S. Courthouse is a federal courthouse of the U.S. District Court serving the Central District of California. The Los Angeles County Superior Courts also operate in this building.
Property Manager: Myrna Godinez Barragan
Public Hours: 7 a.m.– 5:30 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. Public transportation is available via the LA Metro. Union Station is a seven-minute walk from the building.
All public visitors are required to pass through electronic security equipment located on the first floor. ADA access is also available at the Spring Street entrance to the building.
Major tenants are the U.S. District Court, U.S. Marshals, U.S. Probation, U.S. Attorneys, and GSA. In the latest (2016) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 91% rated the federal building and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale.
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||Hours of Operation
||Main Street level
||M-F 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
||M-F 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
||Main Street level cafe, 4th floor cafeteria, 14th floor elevator lobby
||4th floor near cafeteria
History and Architecture
The U.S. Courthouse, built between 1937 and 1940 as the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, was the third federal building constructed in Los Angeles to serve its rapidly growing population in the early twentieth century. It has been the venue for a number of notable court cases, including the Mendez v. Westminster Case, which was a precursor to Brown v. Board of Education, as well as a breach of contract suit filed by Bette Davis against Warner Brothers. Designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood, the building is a major example of Art Moderne architecture. The U.S. Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Some of the artworks on display in the U.S. Courthouse include the sculptures Law by Archibald Garner and Young Lincoln by James Lee Hansen.
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.
HSPD-12 badges can be programmed for building access in the GSA office. Please call 213-894-3253 to schedule an appointment. If your agency does not issue HSPD-12 badges, then work with your agency for after-hours access.
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.
Maintenance & Service Requests: Please contact the GSA main line at 213-894-3253 during the hours of 7:30 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 7:30 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; 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 213-894-3253.
Utility Closets: Tenant and tenant vendor access to electrical and telephone closets can be obtained by contacting the GSA Property Management Office at 213-894-3253. 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 213-894-3253.
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 213-894-3253.
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 24/7. Scheduling the use of the loading dock for deliveries, moves, etc., can be arranged through the GSA Property Management Office at 213-894-3253. Loading dock parking spaces are marked 35-43. Dimensions are 8'3"x17'7" and trucks cannot exceed 12'8" in height.
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 Property Manager at 213-894-3253.