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About the Court

The Superior Court of California, County of Mendocino is a unified superior court with courthouses in Fort Bragg and Ukiah.

Mendocino County is located in Northern California, about two hours driving time from the San Francisco Bay Area, approximately 125 road miles north of San Francisco. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, is 3,510 square miles in size and has a population of 91,601 people (2020 census).

The Bench

The bench is comprised of eight judges and one commissioner. The Court employs approximately sixty support staff.

The Hon. Keith Faulder is the Presiding Judge for 2024. The Hon. Carly Dolan is the Assistant Presiding Judge.  The Court Executive Officer is Kim Turner.

Our Mission

The mission of the Mendocino County Superior Court is to provide quality equal justice for all by applying the law and Constitution in an impartial and fair manner; to provide an accessible forum to all segments of our community; to resolve disputes in a peaceful, dignified and timely manner; to maintain community respect and a leadership role in the administration of justice.


Mendocino County Courthouse

100 North State Street
Ukiah, CA   95482

Ten Mile Branch

700 South Franklin Street
Fort Bragg, CA   95437

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