Metropolitan Courthouse

On this page you will learn where to go and what to do to handle your traffic ticket at the Metropolitan Courthouse Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Metropolitan Courthouse

Los Angeles Metropolitan Courthouse

Metropolitan Courthouse
1945 South Hill Street, Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Traffic Court

The Metropolitan Courthouse Los Angeles is also known as the Metropolitan Court  or Metro Court  or Los Angeles Traffic Court. It is a huge 8-story building that only handles traffic tickets and traffic violations such as Hit and Runs VC 20002, Suspended Licenses VC 14601.1 and DUI's. On the busiest days, thousands of people enter this courthouse.

Your court location - check your traffic ticket

Most people who get a traffic ticket in the metropolitan Los Angeles area (not West LA or the San Fernando Valley), have to go to the Los Angeles Metropolitan Courthouse.

The court name and address is marked on the bottom of your traffic ticket.  You can check the court location and status of your traffic ticket online.

Waiting in line

Cut telephone service to LA Metropolitan CourthouseTelephone Service: Unfortunately due to budget cuts, the traffic ticket customer phone service has been cut, forcing many people to go to the Metropolitan Courthouse in person, resulting in huge lines that can keep you waiting for hours.

Metropolitan Courthouse - address

Address:Los Angeles Metropolitan Courthouse
1945 South Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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Telephone:(213) 742-1884 for payments. 
See also for more phone numbers (See note above re telephone service)
Phone Hours Mon-Fri: 5:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Sat: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sun: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Collection Agency: Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson 1-844-598-2699
Hours of Operation:The courthouse is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except court holidays.
Link:Metropolitan Courthouse info - with directions and parking information.
Metropolitan Courthouse directory of services and court phone numbers.

The cross street is Washington Blvd.
The courthouse is very close to the Los Angeles Trade Technical College and the LA Mart.
It is south of the 10 freeway and east of the 110 freeway. Warning: Do NOT go to the courthouse located at 111 North Hill St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 which is on the corner of Hill St. and W 1st Street, because this courthouse does not handle traffic tickets.
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Where to go once you are inside the Metropolitan Courthouse

Los Angeles Metropolitan Court

First line - metal detector security check

You first have to wait in a long line to go through the metal detectors as part of a security check.

Traffic Ticket Clerk

After getting through the metal detector security check you now have to wait in another long line to see a traffic ticket clerk at one of the windows.  Once you finally see the traffic ticket clerk,  you will probably be given a court date at least 6 months later where you will have to come back all over again just to see a judge.

Failure to Appear

If you have a Failure To Appear (FTA), you can request a court date to see a judge, unless you have already appeared before a judge. If you have a Failure To Pay (FTP) / Matter Set For Compliance, you cannot get another court date to see a judge, and in our opinion your only option is to pay the fine to get your license back.

Collections Agency (formerly GC Services)

All traffic tickets for the Metropolitan Court that were with GC Services collections agency have now been transferred to Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP (another collection agency currently used by the Los Angeles Superior Court for debt collection). Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP do not have a window at the courthouse; you can contact them by phone 1-844-598-2699.

Los Angeles Traffic Attorney - we can help

We can do all of this for you. If you do not have time to take off from work, and wait in long lines, call us at 310-285-1516 to speak with a Los Angeles Traffic Attorney.  We can handle your traffic ticket without you ever having to go to the Metropolitan Courthouse. Call us for advice and help on your ticket.  We can go in your place to fight your traffic ticket and fines.

Call us for a free legal consultation.

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This website has been created by the Law Office of Pardoe & Associates, Traffic Ticket Attorneys. We help with traffic ticket problems in Los Angeles County and Orange County, including driver's license problems, DUI, debt collection agencies used by the traffic courts, warrants, court appearances & more. Call us at (310) 285-1516 for a free legal consultation.