Notice: The Dos Palos and Gustine branches will no longer be hearing matters. All matters will be handled through the Los Banos division.
Welcome to the Superior Court of California County of Merced Los Banos Division. This division hears traffic, adult, juvenile, criminal, civil and small claims matters.
445 I Street
Los Banos, CA 93635
Tel: (209) 725-4124
Fax: (209) 725-4125
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Note: You may contest your citation by paying the full bail (fine) amount as listed on your Courtesy Notice and requesting either a Court Trial or Trial By Declaration. Your request may be done by mail by following the directions on your Courtesy Notice.
For more information about the traffic division, including traffic school, proof of correction, and collections, please visit the Traffic division page.
The Los Banos division hears criminal matters.
The Los Banos division will accept all Small Claims, Limited and Unlimited Civil filings. Including adoption, probate, conservatorship, guardianship, civil restraining orders, and name changes.
Please note, Los Banos Court personnel are not authorized by law to give legal advice to private individuals.
The Los Banos division will accept family law filings for domestic violence protective orders only. All other filings must be submitted to the Family Law division in Merced.
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.
- You may appear as a walk-in any Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday morning between 8:00 am and 8:30 am.
- We do not accept walk-ins on Wednesdays.
- Please bring your citation, courtesy notice, release papers, or any other information you have pertaining to your case.
- Please keep in mind that the walk-in schedule is subject to change at any time.
For case search information, please visit the Records Search page.