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

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Night Court for Small Claims cases is held at 5:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month. Requests for Night Court are handled on a first come, first serve basis and must be made when you file your Small Claims case.

Please be advised that the Merced Superior Court Collections Division does not contact individuals via text messages demanding payment for a Court fee / fine. All correspondence is sent through the U.S Mail.

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Official Courthouse Steps
627 W. 21st St.
Merced, CA
12:20 pm & 3:00 pm, Daily

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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

Interim Court Executive Officer
Amanda Toste

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


Traffic Division
720 West 20th Street
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 725-4106


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

Los Banos Self Help Center

The Los Banos Self Help Center will be closed on Thursday February 13, 2020. The Merced SHC will be open during normal business hours.

Portal Documents

The court is experiencing technical difficulties with the purchase of documents via our Portal and is working to resolve this as soon as possible.

If you do encounter any issues purchasing documents, please contact the respective clerk’s office.