Law Office of David P. Shapiro - San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney




3500 5th Avenue #304 San Diego, CA 92103

East County Regional Center

El Cajon, California

If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a crime, or is the subject of an outstanding warrant, and your case is pending at the East County Courthouse, there is contact and other information available that provides a valuable resource during this difficult time. You may have questions about visiting hours at the jail, bail, or any one of a number of issues. In some cases, a trip to the courthouse may be beneficial:

Location: The East County Courthouse is located on the first five floors of 250 East Main Street in El Cajon.

Directions to the courthouse can be found here:,1059067&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

You can also reach the East County Division by telephone, and it may pay to try to avoid making a trip to the courthouse. However, the phone hours are significantly more limited than the business office hours. Telephone hours for information on criminal cases run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Phone Numbers:

  • General Number/Criminal Records: (619) 456-4100
  • Restraining Orders: (619) 456-4100
  • Criminal Filing/Records: (619) 456-4100
  • Family Law Filing/Records: (619) 456-4100
  • Juvenile Dependency: (619) 456-4238
  • Traffic Court Information: (619) 456-4100

*Please note that phone hours may vary from buisness office hours

If you need to find out about posting bail, to visit a loved one, for probation or parole issues, or to obtain information about a pending criminal case, a trip to the El Cajon courthouse may be required. If so, note that in addition to criminal records, the courthouse also houses offices for the probation department, the Sheriff’s office, the District Attorney and others.