Administrative Requests

Media Requests

Administrative Requests

To request to photograph, record, or broadcast a court event, please follow these steps:

  1. Fill out both the Media Request (MC-500)& the proposed Order on Media Request to Permit Coverage (MC-510) form per Standing Order #2020-02.
  2. E-mail both the forms to There is a five-day notice rule California Rules of Court Rule 1.150 for Media Requests, but a Judicial Officer can find “good cause” if the request comes in at a later time.
  3. The Executive Assistants will notify the your agency of the outcome and any specific requests the Judicial Officer has made.

For more information regarding Media Requests, please reference Standing Order #2016-04 and Standing Order #2020-02.

June 14, 2021 -      General Order - Photography & Filming

Courtroom Equipment Requests

If you are an attorney and wish to present an electronic exhibit in court, please follow these steps:

  1. Read the Uniform Instructions for Presentation of Electronic Exhibits standing order.
  2. Fill out the IT Courtroom Equipment Request Form.
  3. Submit the form to the court.

Judicial Administrative Records & Information

Effective January 1, 2010, rule 10.500 of the California Rules of Court sets forth comprehensive public access provisions applicable to judicial administrative records maintained by state trial and appellate courts, and the Judicial Council of California.

Please direct requests for access to judicial administrative records maintained by the Superior Court of California, County of Merced to:

Amanda Toste, Interim Court Executive Officer
Administration, Room 10
Merced Superior Court
627 West 21st Street
Merced, CA 95340

Phone (209) 725-4101
Fax (209) 725-4102

Office Hours
8 am - 5 pm

The Superior Court of California, County of Merced will make identifiable judicial administrative records available upon request, unless the records are exempt from disclosure under rule 10.500. Records may be subject to payment of a fee (see Fee Guidelines and subdivision (e)(4) of rule 10.500)

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