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NOTICE: The Self Help Center is closed to the public for walk-in services.

Services are available via telephone, Monday – Friday, between the hours of 8 am and 12 pm at (209) 725-4168, by email to selfhelp@mercedcourt.org or smallclaims.advisor@mercedcourt.org

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Self-Help Center
Self-Help Center

The Self Help Center is located on the first floor of the Merced Courthouse and the first floor of the Los Banos Courthouse. Please check the table below for dates and times of operation.

There is a team of paralegals and an attorney available to assist you with the following case types:

  • Landlord/Tenant (Unlawful Detainer or Eviction)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
  • Name Change
  • Guardianship of a Minor
  • Civil Harassment
  • Small Claims
  • Emancipation
  • Restraining Orders

You can also receive assistance with completing your forms online and e-filing your documents. Customers are seen on a first come, first serve basis as time allows. You must come in person to receive assistance with your matter.

Computers are available for public use to complete your forms online, e-filing and looking up your case information. Forms and self-help materials are available on this web site, see the ‘Related Links’ section list on the left side of this page.

Merced Los Banos
2260 N Street, Room 1400
Merced, CA 95340
1159 "G" Street
Los Banos, CA 93635
Office Hours
7:45 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Office Hours
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mondays and Thursdays only
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