Welcome to the Superior Court of California, County of Merced Limited Civil/Small Claims Division. This division handles civil matters $25,000 and less.
Tel: (209) 725-4109
Fax: (209) 725-4110
627 W. 21st St.
Merced, CA 95340
8:00 am - 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, you need to contact a private concern or visit the court self-help center.
Law and motion matters are heard on Tuesdays at 3 pm and Wednesdays at 10 am in Courtroom 8.
A self-addressed stamped envelope must be included with filed documents in order to receive conformed copies.
For case search information, please visit the Records Search page.
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.
The court provides a public computer in the Limited Civil/Small Claims 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.