Forms & Filing
This page provides access to local downloadable forms, as well as documents that details fees, fines and bail.
View fees of attorneys, investigators, and experts here.
To achieve substantial uniformity of bail and penalties, the Judicial Council adopts a uniform bail and penalty schedules for certain offenses.
View the current fee schedule, which became effective on January 1, 2020.
View form packets, which consists of several commonly used local forms and Judicial Council forms, grouped by area of law.
Each county creates forms that supports the business processes of its county. Local Forms published on this website are for use only in Mendocino County.
Electronic Filing of most court documents is mandatory
Find state court forms here. Search for any topic or form number, or view all forms.
Pursuant to CCP 411.21, effective January 1, 2006, if you file a complaint or other first paper and only pay a portion of the fee:
The Court will mail you a NOTICE of the remaining fee you owe. A $25.00 administration fee will be assessed for the partial payment, and you will have 20 days from the date the notice is mailed to pay the remaining fee balance and the $25.00 administration charge, by cash, certified check or money order.
You may request a REFUND of the partial payment in writing within the 20 days from the date the notice is mailed. The $25.00 administrative charge will be deducted from the refund unless you have a trial or other hearing date set before the 20 days are up.
If your trial or hearing is scheduled to be heard before the 20 days are up, the remaining balance must be paid by cash, certified check or money order BEFORE the matter is heard by the Court.