The Superior Court of California County of Merced Criminal Division has jurisdiction over felonies, misdemeanors, and infractions.
Criminal Online Payments
Payments are accepted online with a credit card or debit card that have a Visa or MasterCard logo. In addition to payment of your fine amount, a processing fee and convenience fee of 1.99% will be added to your credit/debit card. You can also pay by mail or in person at the courthouse.
Please click on the button below to check your case information and use your credit or debit card with our automated online payment system.
Note: Should you wish to appear prior to your scheduled date and time, you must report to the Clerk's office prior to your appearance date.
If you cannot pay the full amount of a fine for an infraction offense (including most traffic tickets), you may ask the Court to reduce the amount you owe based on your ability to pay through the newly launched website: https://mycitations.courts.ca.gov/.
For further information, please click here.
Please be aware the superior court is not authorized by law to give legal advice to private individuals. If you are seeking legal advice as to which forms should be filed, you need to contact a private attorney.
For case search information, please visit the Records Search page.
The court provides a public computer in the Criminal office that can be used to browse the following sites:
- California Courts Website
- Superior Court of California, County of Merced
- Cases lookup (Can only be accessed from the public computer)
A set of instructions are provided to assist you in using this service.
If you have your own device that supports wireless networking, you can bring it into the courthouse and connect to our Free Public Wi-Fi.