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Civil Division

Court Clerk's Office Information

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding judicial holidays

Telephone hours: 8:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding judicial holidays
Ukiah Phone: (707)468-2003
Fort Bragg Phone: (707)964-3192

Civil Court services are available at both court locations.


Small Claims 

When the amount being sought is $10,000 or less the claim may be filed in Small Claims. Go to the Small Claims page for more information on how to file a small claim.

Small Claims page

Limited Civil (Code of Civil Procedure section 85 et seq.)

The amount claimed cannot be for more than $25,000.

Unlimited Civil 

The amount claimed is generally more than $25,000, but can be for smaller amounts in certain types of cases. Other types of cases filed in the unlimited jurisdiction is family law, probate, guardianship, conservatorship, juvenile, restraining orders, Uniform Parentage Act, Uniform Interstate Family Support Act; freedom from parental custody and control proceedings; adoption proceedings, petitions for name change; election contest petitions; and petitions for relief from late claims.

Forms and Filing

Forms may be found on our Forms and Filing section on our website or printed at the Law Library or downloaded from the California Courts website.

By law, the clerks cannot provide legal advice.

Forms and Filing section

Law Library

California Courts


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 a Request to Waive Fees. There is no charge for this form.

Fee Schedule 

Request to Waive Fees

Copies and Certified Copies of Court Documents

Please see the Copies and Certified Copies page for information on how to obtain copies.

Copies and Certified Copies

Viewing Court Case Records

Please see the Viewing Court Case Records page for information on this.

Viewing Court Case Records

Ex Parte Hearings

Contact the court to reserve your hearing date at least one-day prior to the date you wish your matter heard. Notice requirements are in accordance with California Rule of Court 3.1203. All paperwork must be submitted to the clerk’s office no later than 11:00 am the day of your hearing including the Declaration Regarding Notice. Local form number MMC-120 can be used.


Tentative Rulings

The Court issues tentative rulings on certain civil matters. Rulings are posted on the Tentative Rulings web page by 3:00pm of the court day prior to the scheduled hearing. See the Tentative Rulings web page for details on the tentative rulings process.

Tentative Rulings

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