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.
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.
Limited Civil (Code of Civil Procedure section 85 et seq.)
The amount claimed cannot be for more than $25,000.
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
By law, the clerks cannot provide legal advice.
Copies and Certified Copies of Court Documents
Please see the Copies and Certified Copies page for information on how to obtain copies.
Viewing Court Case Records
Please see the Viewing Court Case Records page for information on this.
Unless otherwise ordered, parties may appear by telephone in cases defined in California Rule of Court 3.670(b) and in proceedings defined in California Rule of Court 3.670(c). The court has contracted with CourtCall, LLC to provide teleconferencing services for court appearances. Information as to the forms and fees for requesting telephonic appearances may be obtained directly from CourtCall at 1-888-88-COURT (1-888-882-6878).
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.
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.