5th District Court of Appeal

News and Announcements

June 10, 2024

Pursuant to City Council action, the City of Fresno is in the process of changing the name of Ventura Street to Cesar Chavez Boulevard.

Effective June 24, 2024, the court's address will change to:

2424 Cesar Chavez Boulevard

Fresno, CA 93721

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5DCA Justices on the bench


Find information about the current Justices of the Fifth Appellate District, as well as historical bios.

5DCA courthouse

About the 5th District

The Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District’s jurisdiction encompasses nine counties located in central California: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare and Tuolumne. The court is located at 2424 Ventura Street in downtown Fresno. The clerk’s office can be reached by telephone at (559) 445-5491.

Self-Help Guide to the Courts of Appeal

For those seeking to understand how the appellate process works, view the short video or connect with additional resources on the Courts of Appeal Self-Help website.  The site may help anyone who is involved in an appeal, especially those without a lawyer who are representing themselves. 

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