Welcome to the Superior Court of California, County of Merced Family Law Division.
Tel: (209) 725-4117
Fax: (209) 725-4118
Calendar Desk: (209) 725-4155
2260 N Street
Merced, CA 95340
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday - Friday
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, visit the Self-Help Center or contact a private concern.
If you would like each party to meet with the Family Law Court Services (FCS) Child Custody Recommending Counselor separately and at separate times, please fill out the Request for Separate Child Custody Recommending Counseling form.
For case search information, please visit the Records Search page.
Please visit the Fees page for the current list of fees.
Over the Counter
Payments are accepted over the counter with cash, cashier’s check, money order, or credit or debit card that have a Visa or MasterCard logo. In addition to payment of fees, a processing and convenience fee of 3.5% will be added to your credit card.
The Court accepts money order and cashier’s checks by mail.
The court provides a public computer in the Family Law office that can be used to browse the following sites:
- California Courts Website
- Superior Court of California, County of Merced
- 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.