Info By Division

Visit the Traffic Division Page

The traffic division has jurisdiction over Vehicle Code violations, some local municipal ordinances, infractions, and minor misdemeanors.

Instead of waiting in line, pay your traffic ticket online.

Visit the Criminal Division Page

The Criminal Division has jurisdiction over felonies, misdemeanors, infractions, and fish and game or animal control violations.

Visit the Civil Division Page

The Civil division handles civil, probate, adoption, & juvenile dependency matters.

Visit the Family Law Division Page

The Family Law division hears matters involving family-related issues and domestic relations.

Visit the Los Banos Division Page

The Los Banos Division hears traffic, criminal, civil and small claims matters.

Visit the Jury Services Division Page

The Jury Division is responsible for summoning prospective jurors for both civil and criminal cases where the parties have elected to have a jury of their peers decide the case.

Court News & Notices

The Hon. John D. Kirihara will be offering a course on Bench Conduct and Demeanor for Pro Tem Judges on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Register by November 21, 2018.


Proposed Local Rules of Court effective January 1, 2019 have been posted for the 45-day public review period, which ends on November 17, 2018. The document can be found at the following link:

Local Rules of Court


New Judicial Appointments to the Merced Superior Court

Merced Superior Court Judges Elect New Presiding Judge

MERCED SUPERIOR COURT SELECTED AS ONE OF THREE COURTS FOR STATEWIDE (VRI) VIDEO REMOTE INTERPRETING PROJECT

Los Banos Courthouse featured on ABC30 News

Press Release - Online Interactive Security Training

Pay traffic tickets online

Home Foreclosure Auctions
Official Courthouse Steps
627 W. 21st St.
Merced, CA
12:20 pm & 3:00 pm, Daily

Quick Links

Welcome to our website

About Our Court:

Mission Statement
Our mission is to promote public trust and confidence in the judicial system by ensuring equal access to prompt, impartial justice and serving the community with integrity and respect.

Presiding Judge
Judge Donald J. Proietti

Assistant Presiding Judge
Judge Mark Bacciarini

Court Executive Officer
Linda Romero Soles

Merced County is located in the Central Valley of California, north of Fresno and southeast of San Jose. It is 1,978 square miles in size and has a population of over 255,793 people.

Locations & Contact Information

Main Merced Courthouse
2260 N Street
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 725-4100

Juvenile Division
2840 W. Sandy Mush Road
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 725-4119

Los Banos Division
The Robert M. Falasco Justice Center
1159 "G" Street
Los Banos, CA 93635
(209) 725-4124

MORE »


Traffic Division
720 West 20th Street
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 725-4106

MORE »

Phone Numbers

Main Line (209) 725-4100
Collections (209) 725-4220
Civil Division (209) 725-4111
Criminal (209) 725-4113
Jury Office (209) 725-4121
Traffic - Merced (209) 725-4107
Traffic - Los Banos (209) 725-4124

MORE »

© 2015 Superior Court of California, County of Merced
Public Notice
x

Please be advised that there will be no Self Help attorney next week, November 13th – 16th. The office will still be open during normal business hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm for purchasing form packets. Please note that staff cannot provide legal advice.