Limited Civil/Small Claims
Limited Civil/Small Claims

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

Office Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday - Friday

Legal Advice

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.

Civil Limited Law & Motion Matters

Law and motion matters are heard on Tuesdays at 3 pm and Wednesdays at 10 am in Courtroom 8.

Conformed Copies of Filings

A self-addressed stamped envelope must be included with filed documents in order to receive conformed copies.

Case Searches

For case search information, please visit the Records Search page.


Please visit the Fees page for the current list of fees.

Payment Information

Over the Counter
The Court accepts cash and money orders. Personal checks require a financial declaration.

By Mail
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.

Public Computer

The court provides a public computer in the Limited Civil/Small Claims office that can be used to browse the following sites:

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.

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