The Gordon D. Schaber downtown courthouse is the main courthouse of the court. As well as providing the main trial courtrooms, the courthouse contains the administrative offices of the court (including the Presiding Judge), and the general civil and criminal case processing support services of the court. It is located at 720 9th Street.
A commissioner is a subordinate judicial officer elected by the judges of the Court and given the power to hear and make decisions in certain kinds of legal matters, similar to the United States magistrate judge. Their jurisdiction includes, but is not limited to, traffic matters, family law and juvenile cases, criminal misdemeanors, and criminal felony cases through the preliminary hearing stage.
The Sacramento County District Attorney, currently Jan Scully, prosecutes crimes before the court on behalf of California, Sacramento County, and all cities and special districts within Sacramento County.
The Sacramento County Public Defender, currently Paulino Durán, is the public defender.