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.


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Court News & Notices

Please be advised that all Court divisions, including Merced, Juvenile and Los Banos, will be closed from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm on Friday, September 16, 2016. The closure is due to the dedication of the Robert M. Falasco Justice Center located in Los Banos. Drop boxes are located outside each court location for receipt of payments and other crucial court documents during non-operating hours.

Pursuant to Government Code Section 68511.7(a), the Superior Court of California, County of Merced is providing a summary of the courts budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 for public review and comments. The Court’s fiscal year runs from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The Court will accept comments on the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budget through the close of business on August 30, 2016. All comments received by the court prior to August 30, 2016 deadline will be reviewed and considered. It is not anticipated that any formal response to the comments received will be provided to the contributing party.

Please be advised that a Self Help Attorney will not be available on 8-30-16, 8-31-16 and 9-1-16. The Self Help Center will still be open for other matters during this time.

Please be advised that a Small Claims Advisor is temporarily not available in Los Banos on Tuesdays or in Merced on Wednesdays. Note: The Self Help Center is located on the first floor of the Merced Courthouse. Please see the Self Help Center for more information.

The Los Banos Superior Court will be relocating to its new location on September 19, 2016. The new address is 1159 "G" St. Los Banos, CA 93635.

New Local Forms for Proposition 47 cases now available.

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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 Brian L. McCabe

Assistant Presiding Judge
Judge Donald J. Proietti

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
445 I Street
Los Banos, CA 93635
(209) 725-4124


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


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Please be advised the online portal service will be unavailable due to system maintenace on Thursday, August 4, 2016 commencing 5:15 PM PST. for approx. 2 hours.

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