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Here you will find information regarding the divisions at the Superior Court of California, County of Merced. Please select from one of the options below.
Court investigators conduct investigations of conservatorship matters
The Criminal Division has jurisdiction over felonies, misdemeanors, infractions, and fish and game or animal control violations.
The Family Law division hears matters involving family-related issues and domestic relations.
The Finance division is in charge of all financial dealings at the court and do not have access to any individual case files.
The Human Resources division handles career opportunities.
The Judicial Support division assists judicial officers.
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.
The Juvenile Divison handles juvenile delinquency cases only. For juvenile dependency cases please see the Unlimited Civil Division.
The Los Banos division hears traffic, criminal, civil and small claims matters.
The Administration division handles administrative and facility issues at the court and do not have access to any individual case files.
The Traffic Division has jurisdiction over Vehicle Code (infraction) violations, some local municipal ordinances and minor misdemeanors. Please note that DUI violations are NOT heard within this division.
The Civil division handles civil, small claims, probate, adoption, juvenile dependency, civil harassments, name changes, unlawful detainers (evictions), elder abuse, conservatorship, guardianship and emancipation matters.