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

Civil Grand Jurors Needed


Merced Superior Court launches Homeless Court


Information regarding the Coronavirus


Apply here to be a Civil Grand Juror


Pay traffic tickets online


Proposed Local Rules of Court effective July 1, 2021 have been posted for the 45-day public review period, which ends June 15, 2021.


    Merced Superior Court has launched a text message reminder service for individuals with account balances due. The notification service allows court users to easily subscribe to receive a text message reminder for payments due. Subscribers are sent a reminder of upcoming payments at five days and again one day in advance of the payment due date. For more information, contact the Clerk’s Office at www.mercedcourt.org/divisions.shtml or visit to make an online payment.


    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.


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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
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

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

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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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How to sign up:

Send an email to all.executive-assistants@mercedcourt.org with the following information:

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Public Notice

Scheduled Maintenance



Please be advised scheduled maintenance will be performed on our website and portal on 5/11/2021 between 6:30pm and 7:30pm PST.

Notification


Please be advised that Merced Court Collections sends correspondence to individuals regarding outstanding debt using court letterhead only. Please contact the court at (209) 725-4220 with any questions or concerns.

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