Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Copies and Certified Copies
Photos by Adam Stewart
Eel River by the Smithe Redwoods State Reserve.

COURT CLERK'S OFFICE INFORMATION

 

Office Hours:

8:30am-3:00pm 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

A request for a copy of a document may be made in person at the Clerk's Office or submitted in writing by mail.

If your request for a copy of a court record is a result of a governmental agency requesting a court disposition from you, please submit a copy of the notice from the governmental agency with your request for copies or bring the notice with you.

 

FEES

Record Search Fee

If the case number is unknown, 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 index to find the case number(s).


Copy Fee

The fee for a copy of a document 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 copy fee.

If you are requesting a copy of a judgment in a divorce (dissolution) case, the fee is as follows:

  • $15 for certification of the judgment plus the copy fee

  • $10 for certification of the judgment plus the copy fee for a request made by a public agency. (Please submit a copy of the notice from the agency with your request)

Processing Time

Please allow a minimum of 30 days for processing your request.

 


HOW TO REQUEST COPIES - IN-PERSON

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 Clerk of 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 cash, 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.

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