Here you will find information regarding the divisions at the Superior Court of California, County of Merced. Please select from one of the options below.
The Administration division handles administrative and facility issues at the court and do not have access to any individual case files.
The Civil division handles civil matters.
The Collaborative Courts work with individuals and families that have been met with the challenge of substance abuse, mental illness and other social welfare issues.
The Court Collections Unit is responsible for processing payments of court-ordered fees and fines and arranging payment plans.
Court investigators conduct investigations of conservatorship matters
Court Reporter and Interpreter Services (CRIS) is part of the Operations Support Division to serve the court and community.
The Criminal Division has jurisdiction over felonies, misdemeanors, infractions, and fish and game or animal control violations.
The Family Law division hears matters involving family-related issues and domestic relations.
The Finance division is in charge of all financial dealings at the court and do not have access to any individual case files.
The Human Resources Division is responsible for assisting all Court divisions and employees in employee-related matters. The division encompasses recruitment and staffing, training and development, benefits and compensation, and safety and risk management.
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.
The Juvenile Divison handles juvenile delinquency cases only. For juvenile dependency cases please see the Unlimited Civil Division.
The Los Banos division hears traffic, criminal, civil and small claims matters.
The Probate Division handles a range of issues on matters that fall into probate, including transfer of property of people who have died, will and trusts, adoption, conservatorships, guardianships and name changes.
The Traffic Division has jurisdiction over Vehicle Code (infraction) violations, some local municipal ordinances and minor misdemeanors except for DUI violations.