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County Administrative Office

Posted on: September 8, 2023

Humboldt County Courthouse Fourth St. Entrance to Reopen on Monday, Sept. 11

Humboldt County Courthouse Fourth St. ADA Modification Project Design Rendering

The main Fourth St. entrance to the Humboldt County Courthouse is expected to reopen to the public on Monday, Sept. 11. The Fourth St. entrance has been closed since Aug. 7 while construction for the Humboldt County Courthouse Fourth St. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Modification Project takes place.

The Fourth St. ADA Modification Project is part of the county’s continued efforts to bring all county-programs, services, and activities into compliance with the ADA. The primary focus of this project is to make ADA accessibility improvements to the Fourth St. entrances of the courthouse. Upon the completion of this project improvements will include the installation of new sliding doors, a parking lot with an ADA compliant van accessible parking stall, an accessible path linking the entrance to the public right of way, decorative security barriers, moisture barrier replacement, and new flooring and paint. The project will be completed in two phases, starting with the exterior of the building, and concluding with the interior. 

While the Fourth St. courthouse entrance will be open to the public on Monday, Sept. 11, the Fourth St. parking lot will remain closed while exterior work is completed. ADA Accessible parking is available in the dirt parking lot on the north side of the jail, located on K and Fourth Streets. Additionally, the Law Library and the Law Library Entrance will remain temporarily closed. Community members are encouraged to plan accordingly when visiting this facility.

Remaining work for this project will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends to avoid service interruptions. The County of Humboldt appreciates your patience while work to make these critical improvements take place.

The County of Humboldt is committed to ensuring that county programs, services and activities are in compliance with the ADA. For more information regarding temporary accommodations please contact the ADA Compliance Team at (707) 445-7266 or email ada@co.humboldt.ca.us. For questions regarding Humboldt County Superior Court, please email ADARequests@humboldtcourt.ca.gov or call (707) 269-1202.

This project is aligned with the goals of the county’s Facilities Master Plan (FMP) by investing in county facilities and improving ADA accessibility. The FMP is a document prepared to guide investment in county facilities over a period of 10 to 20 years. Prior to the adoption of this plan, county facilities were inspected, and community members were able to share their feedback through surveys and outreach. This plan was approved by the Board of Supervisors in 2020 and supports community resiliency by establishing efficient facility operations that accommodate growth and improve accessibility. Additionally, this project is aligned with the county’s ADA Compliance Plan, adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 2021.

The County of Humboldt is committed to providing equitable access to all county programs, services, and activities regardless of an individual’s ability. Please visit humboldtgov.org/ADA to learn more.

Humboldt County Courthouse Fourth St. ADA Modification Project Design Rendering

Humboldt County Courthouse Fourth St. ADA Modification Projects design rendering, courtesy of the County Administrative Office's ADA Compliance team.

Humboldt County ADA Compliance Team webpage

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