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Court Collections

Important Notices

The Governor has signed AB177 and AB1869,  two bills (see below) which eliminate the collection of some Court, Probation, County and Booking Fees. Therefore, we will not be participating in any active collection processes of those fees.

If you have any questions regarding your case and these fees, please contact the Collection Department at:
Tel: (209) 725-4220
Email: Collections@mercedcourt.org

The Governor has signed AB177, a bill which eliminates the collection of some Court and County Fees, effective January 1, 2022. More information about AB177 can be found here:

Assembly Bill No. 177

The Governor has signed AB1869, a bill which eliminates the collection of some Probation Fees, County Fees, and Booking Fees effective July 1, 2021. Therefore, we will not be participating in any active collection processes of those fees.

More information about AB1869 can be found here:

Assembly Bill No. 1869

Collection Program

Merced Superior Court operates a Comprehensive Collection Program pursuant to Penal Code 1463.007. Cases are assigned to the Merced Court Collections Division if you appeared in court and were ordered to make monthly payments. Cases are also assigned to the Merced Court Collection Division if you have failed to appear or failed to pay on your case. Failure to resolve your fines/fees by the due date may result in a $300 Civil Assessment Penalty being added to your case or issuance of a warrant for your arrest and/or suspension of your driver license.

If you fail to resolve your delinquent account with us by setting up a payment arrangement, you may be subject to wage garnishments and bank levies through the Franchise Tax Board Court Ordered Debt Collection Program.

For more information and assistance, you may contact the Merced Superior Court Collections by mail, telephone, fax or email. If you contact the Collections Division by mail, fax, or email, please be sure to include your name, date of birth and any case and/or account numbers you are inquiring about.
Email : Collections@mercedcourt.org

Tel: (209) 725-4220
Fax: (209) 725-4116

How Can I Pay?

To Pay Online

Payments can be made Online.

To Pay by Mail

Payments can be mailed to the Merced Superior Court Collection at the following address:

Merced Superior Court – Collection
P.O. Box 3769
Merced, CA 95344

Financial Hardship and Inability to Pay:

If you have a financial hardship that prevents you from paying, you may request the court to reduce your fine amount, request additional time to pay, set an affordable monthly payment, or convert your fine to community service. You will be asked to provide financial documentation in support of your request. If you qualify, the court may reduce the amount you owe. Below is the form in which you may request an ability to pay determination.

Please review the following to request a payment plan arrangement

TR-320 Can’t Afford to Pay Fine:

Tell the trial court that you cannot afford to pay the fine in your infraction case, and asks for a lower fine, a payment plan, more time to pay, and/or community service.

Click Here for Traffic and Other Infractions

Please mail the form and any supporting documentations to the following address:
Merced Superior Court – Collection
P.O. Box 3769
Merced, CA 95344
Locations and Office Hours (as listed).

You may pay by cash, check, cashier’s check, money order or by credit card. Payments can be made online, by mail, or in person.

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