Building Requirements City must be occupied
Production Cost 100
Maintenance 4
Unlocked at Mathematics
The Courthouse is a building available in the Classical Era.

Game Info

Building a Courthouse requires that the city be Occupied.

  • Eliminates extra Unhappiness Unhappiness

With Social Policies / Tenets:

  • Police State (Autocracy): +3 Happy Happiness


A Courthouse is a building in which the local authorities administer the law. Oftentimes the building also houses the local civil government as well, but this is by no means always the case. Generally the courthouse occupies a conspicuous place of importance in the central part of the city - either because the citizens view it with pride, or because the government wants to remind the citizens that it's got its eye on them.

Unique Building Replacements

Icon Building Civilization Yields
Opole The Slavs (Niklot)
  • -20% Production Production cost
  • -2 Gold Gold maintenance
  • May be built in any city
  • +2 Happy Happiness if city is unoccupied
  • +5 Strength City Strength
  • Grants 1 Delegate when built in a conquered Capital Capital
Pillar of Ashoka Maurya (Ashoka)
  • May be built in any city
  • +2 Happy Happiness and FaithIcon Faith
  • -2 Gold Gold maintenance
  • Converts 75% of the population upon founding a Religion Religion
Ruznamce Ilkhanate (Ghazan)
  • Yields extra Production Production, Food Food, and Gold Gold based on (Highest past population - current population)
  • Yields CultureIcon Culture when previously destroyed buildings are rebuilt
Seleukion The Seleucids (Seleucus Nicator)
  • -50% Production Production cost
Triumphal Arch Rome (Constantine)
  • +2 Greatperson Great General Points.[1]
  • +1 CultureIcon Culture.
  • Eliminates extra Unhappiness Unhappiness from an Occupied City.
  • May be constructed in non-Occupied Cities.[1]
  • +15XP for new units.[2]
  • These effects apply during construction.


  1. 1.0 1.1 With the Community Patch.
  2. Without the Community Patch.

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