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PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE

- Face coverings required for everyone while inside the courthouse, regardless of vaccination status.

ADVISO DE SALUD PÚBLICA - Deberá usar cubrebocas en el edificio del tribunal, aunque esté vacunado.

Copies & Certified Copies

Court Clerk's Office Information

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

In-person records requests can be made at either branch, regardless of which branch stores the records.

Mailing Address:

Superior Court of California, County of Mendocino
100 North State Street
Ukiah, CA   95482

Requests for Copies of Court Records

Some copies of court documents may be available for download, printing and purchase through the court’s Case Information Portal.  Please click here  to find your case and determine whether the copies you need are available on-line.  On the Portal, using Smart Search, 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 it or save it to your computer.

Using the Case Information Portal is the easiest and most convenient way to obtain copies.  You can often save yourself a trip to the courthouse by just checking the Portal.  However, not all court documents are available on the Portal.  If you do not find your documents there, please come in to the Clerk’s Office or mail in your request.  See information on these options below. 

Requests for copies of a document may be made in person at the Clerk's Office or submitted in writing by mail. We cannot take requests over the phone. Various copy, search, and certification fees may apply.

Requesting Copies at The Clerk’s Office

Visit the Court Clerk's office during business hours.
Provide as much of the following information as possible to the Clerk’s Office:

  • 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
  • Documents requested, with the date of filing
  • Any additional information available that will assist the clerk with identifying the case

Pay the appropriate fees to the Clerk of the Court.

How to Request Copies by Mail

The request must be made in writing with the submission of your request for a copy of a court document.  Please include as much of the following 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

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.

  • Record Search fee is $15.00 per name search
  • Copy fee per page is .50 cents per page
  • Certification with Court Seal affixed is $40.00 per document, plus any copy fee(s) per page.

Make the check payable to the 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. This will 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 Superior Court with an amount stating "Not to exceed $75.00 Dollars"; this is an estimated amount for the fees due. This payment 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. PLEASE DO NOT MAIL CASH.

Fees and Processing Time

Record Search Fee

If you don’t know the case number of the case you are searching for, there will be a fee of $15.00 for the Clerk to conduct the record search (GC § 70627(c)).  You may avoid paying the search fee by conducting your own record search on-line in advance using our Case Information Portal or case index to find the case number(s).

Copy Fee

The fee for copies is $.50 cents per page.

Certification Fee

If your document requires the Court’s certification stamp and court seal, declaring the document a true copy of the original, the fee is $40.00 per certification of each document plus the $.50 per page copy fee.

If you are requesting a copy of a judgment in a divorce (dissolution) case, the fee $15 for certification of the judgment plus the $.50 per page copy fee

Processing Time

Please allow 30 days for processing your request.

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