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Inyo County (not to be confused with the City of Indio) is located in the Eastern Sierra region of California, about mid-way between Southern California and Reno, Nevada.  Independence and Bishop are located along Highway 395.  To Independence or Bishop from the San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino areas: Take Highway 215 North to Highway 15 North to Highway 395 North to Independence or Bishop.  To Independence or Bishop from the Los Angeles area: Take Highway 5 North to Highway 14 North (through Palmdale/ Lancaster and Mojave) to Highway 395 North to Independence or Bishop.

Independence is located approximately 227 miles north of Los Angeles, and is 15 miles north of Lone Pine (Mt. Whitney).  Independence is 41 miles south of Bishop.  Departments 1, 2, and 3 are located in Independence, the county seat of Inyo County.  The Courthouse is located on the East side of Highway 395 (North Edwards Street) in the center of Independence. You may contact the Independence court by calling (760) 872-3038 or via fax at (760) 872-6013 for Department 3 or (760) 873-5213 for Department 1 or (760) 872-2492 for Jury.

Bishop is approximately 203 miles south of Reno, Nevada, and is 45 miles south of Mammoth Lakes (Mammoth Mt. Ski Area).  Bishop is located 41 miles north of Independence.  Department 4 is located at 301 West Line Street, Bishop, California.  The Court in Bishop is located on Line Street 3 blocks west of Highway 395 (Main Street) within the old grammar school building, west of the Police and Fire Departments. You may contact the court in Bishop by calling (760) 872-3038 or via fax at (760) 872-4984.

Check current highway conditions via the California Department of Transportation web-site or by calling 1-800-427-7623.