Court Clerk Information
Civil/Family Law/Juvenile/Probate/Small Claims Division:
100 North State Street, Room 107
Ukiah, CA 95482-4416
Court Clerk's Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Information for other court locations can be found by clicking on the location name in the left column of this page.
Forms and Filing
Forms may be either purchased in the civil division clerk's office, photocopied (10 cents a copy) at the Law Library or obtained on-line from the Judicial Council website. By law, the clerks can not provide legal advice, including which forms to use.
All paperwork must be typewritten or
printed in black ink. There are typewriters available for public use at the Public Library at 105 N. Main Street in Ukiah or the Law Library in the Ukiah courthouse, Room 307.
See the Fee Schedule for civil filing and appearance fees. If you believe that you are unable to afford these fees, ask the court clerk for an application for a fee waiver. There is no charge for this form.
Title IV-D Child Support Information
These are all cases where the Mendocino County Department of Child
Support Services (DCSS) is providing enforcement services, including the following:
1. Governmental actions
a. Establishment of parentage, child support,
b. Modification of child support
Governmental enforcement actions
a. Wage assignments
b. Driver license suspensions
c. Job search orders
d. Determination of arrearages
Dissolution cases or Uniform Parentage Act cases
a. Establishment or modification of child
These cases are heard by the Child Support Commissioner. Any party may object to the case being heard by the Commissioner but must do so before a contested hearing. After an objection, the Commissioner may still hear the case and make a recommended ruling. If any party disagrees with the recommended ruling, that party may request a new hearing by a Family Law Judge.
For the Title IV-D Child Support Calendar, see the Family Law Calendar below.
Family Law Calendar
Visit our On-Line Court Calendar page for
information on hearings set for the next 30 days.
Calendar times and places are subject to change at any
time. On the day of the hearing, check the calendars posted on the
calendar bulletin board for that day's court assignments.
The Court organizes and groups similar types of hearings together for
efficiency. The Calendar Plan lists the specific times and
courtrooms that hearings are held.