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Odyssey eFileCA Planned Outage:

Please be advised that a planned outage is scheduled for Odyssey eFileCA on October 7, 2022, starting at 6:30pm, PST, for approximately 2 hours.  E-Filing will not be available during this time frame.  Tyler Technologies eFileCA may be reached at or at 1-800-297-5377.

Court Security

Review the list of prohibited items before visiting the courthouse.

Laptop Policy

Members of the public may bring laptops into the Merced courthouse. Laptops are still not allowed in the juvenile courthouse

Cell Phone Policy

Cell phones with cameras are permitted within the courthouse, but they cannot be used to photograph, record or broadcast from within the courthouse without prior court approval. Use of a cell phone to photograph, record or broadcast from within the courthouse without prior court approval may subject the user to confiscation of the item misused, a citation for contempt of court or an order imposing monetary sanctions as provided by law pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 1.150 and local court rules.

Child Care

Children in the courthouse must be closely supervised. The court does not provide child care services at this time.

Items Not Allowed

  • Aerosol containers    
  • Box cutters
  • Cameras    
  • Fingernail files    
  • Firearms
  • Glass containers    
  • Handcuff keys
  • Knitting needles
  • Knives
  • Marker pens
  • Narcotics    
  • Pepper spray
  • Razor blades
  • Recording devices
  • Replica weapons
  • Scissors
  • Smokeless tobacco    
  • Tools    
  • Video recorders
  • Wallet chains

Additional Notes

A factory-sealed, plastic water or soda bottle is permitted.

Anyone entering is subject to search at any time. The Sheriff's office is not responsible for lost, stolen or misplaced personal items. We will not store any items.

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