Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Court Rules & Orders
Photos by Adam Stewart
Rhododendrons on a trail at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens - Photo courtesy of Adam Stewart


The Superior Court of California, County of Mendocino uses Local Rules and Standing Orders to memorialize processes, procedures and other matters regarding the operation of the court.

Use the link below to download the most current version of our Local Rules of Court in PDF format.

    Local Rules of the Superior Court of California, County of Mendocino

Printed copies of the Local Rules are available for purchase at either branch.



Standing Orders are directives of the Presiding Judge that apply to cases before the court in addition to the local rules, and in general are reissued annually.

Click on the order number to open a scanned copy of the order.

Order Number Description Issue Date
2020-01   Authorization for Release of Adult Probation Records and Reports by Mendocino County Probation Department   January 2, 2020
2020-02   Family Law Ex Parte/Emergency Orders   April 6, 2020
2020-03   Guardianship Ex Parte/Emergency Orders   April 6, 2020
2020-04   Procedure for Requesting Interpreter Services for Court Appearances   August 21, 2020
2020-05   Court Appearances via Video   September 11, 2020
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