The courts complex includes three buildings located on the City Complex in the heart of downtown Glendale. The buildings consist of a one-story, 16,000-square-foot courts building; a two-story, 74,000-square-foot public safety facility; and a three-story, 105,000-square-foot separate pre-cast parking garage. The City Court tries criminal and civil traffic violations, as well as non-traffic criminal misdemeanor cases.

The courts building is a steel structure with metal deck and concrete topping. The building has a basement with prisoner holding cells. Above grade the building has an exterior wall consisting of brick, dryvit and glass.  A central plant supports a fan coil unit system.