Welcome to the Superior Court of California, County of Merced Civil Division. This division handles civil, small claims, probate, adoption, juvenile dependency, civil harassments, name changes, unlawful detainers (evictions), elder abuse, conservatorship, guardianship and emancipation matters.
Tel: (209) 725-4111
Fax: (209) 725-4110
Calendar Desk: (209) 725-4100 x3675
Effective November 1, 2012 the following lines will no longer be used.
Tel: (209) 725-4109
Fax: (209) 725-4112
627 W. 21st St.
Merced, CA 95340
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Law & Motion Matters
Matters are heard on Mondays at 1:30, Tuesdays at 3 pm and Wednesdays at 10 am in Courtroom 9.
Matters are heard on Monday – Friday in Courtroom 8 at 8:15 am unless notified otherwise.
Please be aware the superior court is not authorized by law to give legal advice to private individuals. If you are seeking legal advice as to which forms should be filed, you need to contact a private concern or visit the court self-help center.
A self-addressed stamped envelope must be included in documents to be filed in order to receive conformed copies back.
Please visit the Fees page for the current list of fees.
Over the Counter:
The Court accepts cash and money orders. Personal checks require a financial declaration.
The Court accepts money orders by mail. The court also accepts personal checks up to $25. The Court does not accept credit cards or debit cards at this time.
For instructions and information on eviction, please view the Unlawful Detainer Instructions document.
For case search information, please visit the Records Search page.
The court provides a public computer in the Unlimited Civil office that can be used to browse the following sites:
- California Courts Website
- Superior Court of California, County of Merced
- I-CAN Legal
- Case lookup (Can only be accessed from the public computer)
A set of instructions are provided to assist you in using this service.
If you have your own device that supports wireless networking, you can bring it into the courthouse and connect to our Free Public Wi-Fi.