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.

Court News & Notices

Proposed Local Rules of Court for July 1, 2018 have been posted for the 45-day public review period, which ends on May 17, 2018.

Apply Now to Serve on the 2018-2019 Merced County Civil Grand Jury

E-Filing will be undergoing system maintenance Friday, April 13, 2018 starting at 9 pm PT. This will result in a 2-hour window where the eFiling system will be unavailable.

Please be advised that a planned outage is schedule for Odyssey eFileCA on Thursday, May 10, 2018 starting at 7:00pm, PST for approximately 4 hours. The following URLs will not be available during this time: and

Please be advised that Official Payments Corp. will be discontinuing fax filing services effective March 15, 2018. Please go here for e-filing.

Judicial Profile: Donald J. Proietti, Presiding Judge


Los Banos Courthouse featured on ABC30 News

July 24, 2017 NCSC Press Release - Merced Court CEO Linda Romero Soles Recieves the 2016 ICM Fellow Star Award

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Merced, CA
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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 Donald J. Proietti

Assistant Presiding Judge
Judge Mark Bacciarini

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
1159 "G" 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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Public Notice

Effective Monday, April 9, 2018, Courtroom 2 will be open for court proceedings. All cases formerly calendared in Courtroom 11 will be heard in Courtroom 2, located at 2260 N Street, Merced, CA.

In the near future, the Juvenile Delinquency courtroom will be renumbered as Courtroom 11 and the Los Banos courtrooms will be renumbered as Courtrooms 12 and 13 to keep the courtrooms in numerical sequence.

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