County of Tuolumne Sonora Courthouse
Tuolumne County’s Historic Courthouse, located in Courthouse Square in downtown Sonora, has served County residents for over a century. However, the Courthouse outlived its capacity to support Court operations several years ago. Faced with having to upgrade other justice facilities, the County developed a Master Plan for a Law & Justice Center to collocate judicial and correctional services on an efficient and modern campus to better serve the community.
The New Sonora Courthouse is now the centerpiece of this campus, surrounded by a new Jail and Juvenile Hall. Integrated into the hilly terrain of the surrounding landscape, the new Courthouse provides breathtaking views of the Sonora hills and contains five courtrooms, administrative offices, in-custody facilities, and family court services. Designed under the imperative to provide Access to Justice, the New Sonora Courthouse provides a safe and secure facility which also serves as a gathering space for the public and evokes the spirit of the Courthouse Square in downtown Sonora.