Friday, December 9, 2016
Court Rules & Orders
Photos by Adam Stewart
Hammerhorn Lake in the Mendocino National Forest - Photo courtesy of Adam Stewart


The Superior Court of California, County of Mendocino uses Local Rules and Standing Orders to memorialize processes, procedures and other matters regarding the operation of the court.

Use the link below to download the most current version of our Local Rules of Court in PDF format.

    Local Rules of the Superior Court of California, County of Mendocino

Printed copies of the Local Rules are available for purchase at either branch.



The Superior Court has proposed changes to its Local Rules of Court and Local Fees.  The proposed changes, if approved, become effective on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

Use the link below to download the proposed amendments to the Local Rules of Court.

    Proposed Changes to the Local Rules and Local Fees

The Court invites comments on the proposed amendments. Please e-mail us your comments at, or you may submit your comments in writing to the following address:

    Superior Court of California, County of Mendocino
    Attn: Proposed Local Rules
    100 North State Street, Room 303
    Ukiah, CA   95482

The deadline to receive comments is Friday, October 21 at 4:00pm.



Standing Orders are directives of the Presiding Judge that apply to cases before the court in addition to the local rules, and in general are reissued annually.

Click on the order number to open a scanned copy of the order.

Order Number Description Issue Date
2016-01   Determining in Forma Pauparis Applications   January 4, 2016
2016-02   Courthouse Security   January 4, 2016
2016-03   Court Appointed Fee Schedule, Adopted August 22, 2008   January 4, 2016
2016-04   Community Service / Conversion of Fines and Fees   January 4, 2016
2016-05   Provision of "Court Copies" for Specified Court Hearings   January 4, 2016
2016-06   Termination of Criminal Protective Orders Issued   January 4, 2016
2016-07   Petition for Expungement Fee schedule, Adopted October 19, 2010   January 4, 2016
2016-08   Expenditure Authorization   January 4, 2016
2016-09   Hourly Payment and Mileage Reimbursement Rates for Court Appointed Investigators   January 4, 2016
2016-10   Authorization for Release of Adult Probation Records and Reports by Mendocino County Probation Department   January 4, 2016
2016-11   Judicial Authorization for Sheriff Pretrial Release Program Prior to Arraignment   January 4, 2016
2016-12   Civil Drop Box - Ukiah   January 4, 2016
2016-13   Bail in Traffic Cases   January 4, 2016
2016-14   Traffic Amnesty Program - Vehicle Code Misdemeanors   January 4, 2016
2016-15   Fees to be Paid for Guardianship or Conservatorship Investigations   March 24, 2016
2016-16   Submission of Courtesy Copies by Email   March 24, 2016
2016-17   Mediation of Small Claims, Unlawful Detainer, and Civil Harassment Cases   March 24, 2016
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