The Berkeley Courthouse at 2120 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way will close from September through December of 2003 for seismic retrofit and other improvements, Alameda County Superior Court officials have announced.
Beginning on July 1, the Berkeley Criminal Division, as well as court Departments 201 and 202, will be relocated to the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse, at 661 Washington St. in Oakland.
Applications for restraining orders, which had formerly been processed by the criminal division, will be filled at the Civil/Small Claims Division, located in the second floor of 2000 Center St. in Berkeley.
Starting Sept. 2, 2002, the Berkeley Traffic Division, Accounting Division and Administration Division will also be relocated to the Center Street address.
The Traffic Division, Civil/Small Claims Division, Accounting Division and Administration Division will return to 2120 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in January of 2004.