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Temporary Self Help Legal Access Center Hours


Reduced hours for the week of May 20:

We are open Monday, May 20 to Thursday, May 23 from 9:00am to 11:30pm.  We are not open on Fridays.

We are also closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.  Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 28.


Bogus phone calls, emails on jury service may lead to fraud.  If you receive a phone call, text, or email notifying you that you’re in big trouble for failing to show up for jury service, be suspicious.  It’s probably a scam.  Visit our Jury Scams webpage for more information.

Traffic Division

The Traffic Division in Ukiah and Fort Bragg handles all adult traffic and other infraction citations issued in Mendocino County.  Juvenile traffic citations are handled by Mendocino County Juvenile Probation.

Traffic Court Clerk's Office Information

The clerk's offices in both branches are open Monday through Friday, excluding judicial holidays.

Public Counter Hours:  8:30am to 3:30pm 
Telephone Hours:  8:30am to 3:30pm

Telephone Number:  (707)463-4660

Juvenile traffic citations are handled by the Mendocino County Juvenile Probation Department. You may phone them at (707)234-6900.

Locations and mailing addresses:
Mendocino County Courthouse
100 North State Street, Ukiah CA 95482
Ten Mile Branch, 700 South Franklin Street, Fort Bragg CA 95437

Pay by Visa, Mastercard, or Discover using the Court’s Online Payments site.  Search for your case by citation number, case number or your name and birthdate.  Convenience fee automatically added.

Make a payment

Managing Traffic and Other Infraction Tickets

If you do NOT want to go to traffic school and want a fine reduction, more time to pay the fine, a payment plan or community service, click the link below.

If you WANT to attend traffic school, with or without a fine reduction, please click on one of the other links below. 

If you have a financial hardship and can show that you are unable to pay the full amount of your fine AND you want to attend traffic violator school, please download the form at the link below and mail or bring it to the clerk’s office to be referred to a judge for a ruling. 

MTR-500 Declaration and Request for Fine Reduction and Traffic Violator School

If you are requesting traffic violator school without a fine reduction, you may complete the web form below.

Request to Attend Traffic Violator School

Franchise Tax Board Tax Intercept Program

Delinquent cases are referred to the Franchise Tax Board to intercept any State tax refund, unclaimed property, or lottery winnings due to the party on the case and redirect those funds to the Court.  You may contact the Court for your balance due and payment options or pay online.

Pay Delinquent Case Online

Franchise Tax Board Court-Ordered Debt (FTB COD) Collection Program

Delinquent cases may be transferred to FTB COD program for collection action including payment plans, bank levies, and wage garnishments.

If your case is with FTB COD Collection Program, use the link below to view payment options or call 916-845-4064 to speak with a representative.

FTB Court-ordered Debt Program  

More on Managing Traffic and Other Infraction Tickets

  • Resolving your Citation

    Courtesy Notice and Options to Resolve your Citation, Appearance date / due date, Mandatory appearance, and more.

  • Pay your Fine/Bail

    Fine and Bail Payment Options, Traffic Violator School, Extensions, Request for Ability to Pay Determination, and more.

  • Traffic Violator School

    Traffic Violator School Benefits, Traffic Violator School Eligibility, How to Attend Traffic Violator School, and more.

  • Correctable Violations

    Types of Correctable Violations, How to submit Proof of Correction, and more.

  • Failure to Appear or Pay

    What Happens if You Fail to Pay or Appear on a Citation, How to Resolve Past Due Payments and DMV Holds on your License or Registration, and more.

  • Contesting a Citation

    Pleading Not Guilty and Appearing for Trial, Pleading Not Guilty and Trial by Written Declaration, and more.

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