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San Francisco Office

The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California is based in San Francisco. The San Francisco office serves the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Del Norte, Lake and Humboldt, which have a combined population of 2.74 million. In all, there are approximately 80 civil and criminal Assistant United States Attorneys ("AUSAs") who work in San Francisco and an administrative staff of approximately 52. The AUSAs represent the United States in federal court before 13 United States District Judges and six United States Magistrate Judges who sit in the Phillip Burton Federal Courthouse in San Francisco.

San Francisco is one of the world's great cities and lies at the point where the San Francisco Bay meets the Pacific Ocean. It has a very diverse population and economy, from the banks and law firms of the Financial District to the entrepreneurs in Media Gulch to the artists of SOMA (South of Market Street) to the small business owners in Chinatown to the tourism industry at Fisherman's Wharf. San Francisco, despite its glittering reputation, also has underprivileged areas such as the Tenderloin and parts of the Mission and Hunters Point. Like all large cities, San Francisco suffers from violent crime and narcotics trafficking.


Directions to the San Francisco Federal Building and U.S. Attorney's Office

U.S. Attorney's Office–11th Floor
Northern District of California
450 Golden Gate, Avenue, Box 36055
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone:( 415) 436-7200
Fax: (415) 436-7235

Public Transportation:
If you are taking BART to the San Francisco Federal Building exit Civic Center Station, U.N. Plaza exit and walk up Hyde Street to Golden Gate, turn left onto Golden Gate go 2 blocks to The Federal Building and Courthouse.

Directions from San Jose
1-880 North ramp toward Oakland
Merge on 101 North exit toward San Francisco
Merge on US-101 North
Take the Duboce Ave/Mission St exit towards G G Bridge
Turn Right on US-101 North
Turn Right on Golden Gate Ave

Directions from Oakland
Take the 1-980 East/Walnut Creek (CA-24E) ramp towards
Hayward/San Francisco
Merge on 1-980 East
Take the 1-580 West Ramp towards San Francisco
Merge on 1-580 West
Take the 1-80 West exit towards San Francisco
Merge on 1-80 West
Take the 5th St/(US-101 N) exit Golden Gate BR
Turn Left on Harrison St
Turn Right on 7th St
Continue on 7th St N/Charles J Brenham Pl
Turn Left on McAllister St
Turn Right on Polk St
Turn Right on Golden Gate Ave

Directions from Sacramento
Take the 1-80 West ramp
Merge on 1-80 West
Continue on 1-80 West
Take the 1-80 West exit towards San Francisco
Merge on 1-80 West
Take the Ninth Street exit towards Civic Ctr/Golden Gate Bridge
Turn left on Harrison Street
Turn Right on 9th Street
Turn Left on Hayes Street
Turn Right on Van Ness Avenue
Turn Right on Golden Gate Avenue

A parking lot is located on Turk Street, directly across from the courthouse entrance and another at the corner of Larkin and Golden Gate Ave.  A third lot is at Turk and Franklin Streets. The fees at these lots range from $9-$12 per day. There is also an underground lot at the Civic Center Plaza which charges $2.00 per hour or $14.00 per day.  Metered parking is located throughout the area, however fees for parking tickets cannot be reimbursed.