Court Records Requests
Most recent court records are available for purchase, download, and printing through the Court Information Portal. Please check to find your case and determine whether the documents you need are available on-line before you submit a request to the court. Use the Smart Search function to find your case and click on the “Documents” link to see if your document is available. Once you locate your document, you will see instructions on how to download and purchase the document at $.50 per page, using your credit card. You can then print or save it to your computer.
If you do not find your documents on the Court Information Portal, requests for copies of a document may be submitted by mail or made in person at the Clerk's Office. We cannot take requests over the phone. Various copy, search, and certification fees may apply.
Requesting Copies by Mail
Requests must be made on the Research Request form, MMC-900. Please include as much information as possible.
- Case number
- Full name(s), date of birth, driver’s license number of all parties
- Hearing type and/or date of hearing
- Location and date of violation
- Document(s) requested, with date of filing
- Any additional information available that will assist the clerk with identifying the case
Allow 30 days for processing of your request.
Pay the appropriate fees to the Court
Please refer to the Court's Local Fee Schedule under the Record Related Fees section for fee details. Allow 30 days for processing of your request.
- Record Search fee is $15.00 per name search (GC § 70627(c))
- Copy fee is $0.50 cents per page
- Certification with Court Seal affixed is $40.00 per document, plus any copy fee(s) per page.
- Certified copy of marriage or domestic partnership dissolution
Make the check payable to the Mendocino County Superior Court and mail to:
Superior Court of California, County of Mendocino
100 North State Street, Room 108
Ukiah, CA 95482
The clerk’s office accepts checks and money orders. DO NOT MAIL CASH. All checks must be printed with the account holder's name and address. Submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your written request and payment to allow the clerk to mail your request back to you.
If you are unable to determine the amount due, submit a check payable to the Mendocino County Superior Court with an amount stating, "Not to exceed $75.00 Dollars". This is an estimated amount for the fees due and will allow the Clerk to process your request and to apply the monies to the cost of the research and any other records-related fees. The Clerk will write-in the actual amount due on the check, not exceeding the authorized amount of $75.00.
Requesting Copies in Person
In-person records requests can be made at either branch, regardless of which branch stores the records. Requests must be made on the Research Request form, MMC-900. Please include as much information as possible. Please allow 30 days for processing of your request.
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding judicial holidays.