Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado

Our Mission

To preserve and enhance the rule of law in El Dorado County by providing all persons a fair, efficient, and accessible forum for resolving disputes, protecting public safety, and righting wrongs.

ADA Accessibility

If you have business with the Court and require accommodations because of a disability, please contact the Court Representative at the Court location you will be visiting or the Court ADA Coordinator as listed on the right. The Court requires notification in advance in order to provide certain accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter. Please contact the Court as soon as possible to insure the availability of the accommodation you need.

Facilities California Rules of Court Rule 1.100
  1. Definitions
  2. Policy
  3. Process for Requesting Accommodations
  4. Permitted Communication
  5. Response to Accommodation Request
  6. Denial of Accommodation Request
  7. Review Procedure
  8. Duration of Accommodations

Facilities

Placerville Building C Branch
2850 Fairlane Court
Placerville, CA 95667

The Placerville Building C Branch is wheelchair accessible.  There is a ramp on the north side of the entrance to the facility.  There is an elevator in the building and the building has wheelchair accessible restrooms.

Placerville Fair Lane Branch
295 Fair Lane
Placerville, CA 95667

The Placerville Fair Lane Branch is wheelchair accessible.  There is a ramp at the front of the entrance to the facility.  The building has wheelchair accessible restrooms.

Cameron Park Branch
3321 Cameron Park Drive
Cameron Park, CA  95682

The Cameron Park Branch is wheelchair accessible.  There are ramps at the front entrance to the facility.  The building has wheelchair accessible restrooms.

Placerville Main Street Branch
495 Main Street
Placerville, CA 95667

The Placerville Main Street Branch is wheelchair accessible.  There is wheelchair access at the rear of the building with a ramp to the rear entrance.  The rear entrance is a secure entrance and has an intercom system to request access.  There is an elevator in the building and the building has a wheelchair accessible restroom on the lower floor.  There is a handicapped parking space at the rear of the building.  Handicapped parking is also available in the City parking lot just to the west of the Courthouse.

South Lake Tahoe Branch
1354 Johnson Blvd #2
South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150

The South Lake Tahoe Branch is wheelchair accessible.  There is a ramp/sidewalk at the front entrance to the facility.  There is an elevator in the building and the building has wheelchair accessible restrooms.

Courthouse Security

All visitors to any of the El Dorado County Superior Court facilities must pass through a security system, which includes a metal detector.  Various weapons, knives and chemicals are prohibited.  Please do not bring such items to the court, as there is no provision for storing them temporarily.

2008 California Rules of Court

Rule 1.100 - Requests for Accommodations by Persons with Disabilities

A. Definitions

As used in this rule:

  1. "Persons with disabilities" means individuals covered by California Civil Code section 51 et seq.; the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. §12101 et seq.); or other applicable state and federal laws. This definition includes persons who have a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more of the major life activities, have a record of such an impairment, or are regarded as having such an impairment.

  2. "Applicant" means any lawyer, party, witness, juror, or other person with an interest in attending any proceeding before any court of this state.

  3. "Accommodations" means actions that result in court services, programs, or activities being readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities. Accommodations may include making reasonable modifications in policies, practices, and procedures; furnishing, at no charge, to persons with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services, equipment, devices, materials in alternative formats, readers, or certified interpreters for persons with hearing impairments; relocating services or programs to accessible facilities; or providing services at alternative sites. Although not required where other actions are effective in providing access to court services, programs, or activities, alteration of existing facilities by the responsible entity may be an accommodation.

B. Policy

It is the policy of the courts of this state to ensure that persons with disabilities have equal and full access to the judicial system. To ensure access to the courts for persons with disabilities, each superior and appellate court must delegate at least one person to be the ADA coordinator, also known as the access coordinator, or designee to address requests for accommodations. This rule is not intended to impose limitations or to invalidate the remedies, rights, and procedures accorded to persons with disabilities under state or federal law.

C. Process for requesting accommodations

The process for requesting accommodations is as follows:

  1. Requests for accommodations under this rule may be presented ex parte on a form approved by the Judicial Council (form MC-410), in another written format, or orally. Requests must be forwarded to the ADA coordinator, also known as the access coordinator, or designee, within the time frame provided in (c)(3).
  2. Requests for accommodations must include a description of the accommodation sought, along with a statement of the impairment that necessitates the accommodation. The court, in its discretion, may require the applicant to provide additional information about the impairment.
  3. Requests for accommodations must be made as far in advance as possible, and in any event must be made no fewer than 5 court days before the requested implementation date. The court may, in its discretion, waive this requirement.
  4. The court must keep confidential all information of the applicant concerning the request for accommodation, unless confidentiality is waived in writing by the applicant or disclosure is required by law. The applicant's identity and confidential information may not be disclosed to the public or to persons other than those involved in the accommodation process. Confidential information includes all medical information pertaining to the applicant, and all oral or written communication from the applicant concerning the request for accommodation.

D. Permitted communication

Communications under this rule must address only the accommodation requested by the applicant and must not address, in any manner, the subject matter or merits of the proceedings before the court.

E. Response to accommodation request

The court must respond to a request for accommodation as follows:

  1. The court must consider, but is not limited by, California Civil Code section 51 et seq., the provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and other applicable state and federal laws in determining whether to provide an accommodation or an appropriate alternative accommodation.
  2. The court must inform the applicant in writing, as may be appropriate, and if applicable, in an alternative format, of the following:
    1. That the request for accommodation is granted or denied, in whole or in part, and if the request for accommodation is denied, the reason therefor; or that an alternative accommodation is granted;
    2. The nature of the accommodation to be provided, if any; and
    3. The duration of the accommodation to be provided.

F. Denial of accommodation request

A request for accommodation may be denied only when the court determines that:

  1. The applicant has failed to satisfy the requirements of this rule;
  2. The requested accommodation would create an undue financial or administrative burden on the court; or
  3. The requested accommodation would fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity.

G. Review procedure

  1. An applicant or any participant in the proceeding in which an accommodation request has been denied or granted may seek review of a determination made by nonjudicial court personnel within 10 days of the date of the response by submitting, in writing, a request for review to the presiding judge or designated judicial officer.
  2. An applicant or any participant in the proceeding in which an accommodation request has been denied or granted may seek review of a determination made by a presiding judge or another judicial officer within 10 days of the date of the notice of determination by filing a petition for extraordinary relief in a court of superior jurisdiction.

H. Duration of accommodations

The accommodation by the court must be provided for the duration indicated in the response to the request for accommodation and must remain in effect for the period specified. The court may provide an accommodation for an indefinite period of time, for a limited period of time, or for a particular matter or appearance.

Contacting the Court Representative

Placerville Building C Branch
Doralyn McPeake
2850 Fairlane Court, Suite 120
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: (530) 621-5446

Placerville Fair Lane Branch
Doralyn McPeake
295 Fair Lane
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: (530) 621-7671

Cameron Park Branch
Rosalie Tucker
3321 Cameron Park Drive
Cameron Park, CA 95682
Phone: (530) 621-7687

Placerville Main Street Branch
Rosalie Tucker
495 Main Street
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: (530) 621-6718

South Lake Tahoe Branch
Vicki Stilwell
1354 Johnson Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150
Phone: (530) 573-3062

Court ADA Coordinator
Jackie Davenport, Asst. CEO
2850 Fairlane Court, Suite 110
Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: (530) 621-7414

Placerville Main St Courthouse