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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.

Pay by Credit Card

How to Pay

The Court accepts MasterCard and Visa credit cards. Debit cards that have the MasterCard or Visa logo are also accepted, and are processed as a credit card. A convenience fee is added to your payment when you use a credit or debit card.

In Person

Use your MasterCard or Visa credit or debit card or Discover card in person at the public counter at either branch.


Select below to use the Mendocino Court Case Information Portal. Through the Portal you can search for your case and pay your criminal case fines and infractions, both traffic and non-traffic.  A new browser window will open. The easiest way to search for your case is to do a Smart Search. Then select Party Search and put in your name and date of birth. Please follow the instructions on how to make a payment.

Pay by Credit Card

Traffic Violator School Fee Payments

If you plan to attend traffic violator school, you must include the $54 state-mandated fee at the same time you pay your fine.

If you plan to pay by credit card on-line, you must contact the court first so that we can add the $54 traffic violator school fee to your citation balance. Once this has been done, you can pay for traffic school on-line by clicking the “PAY BY CREDIT CARD” link above.

Your attendance at traffic violator school is automatically approved upon payment of this fee, as long as you are eligible for traffic violator school. Your courtesy notice will let you know whether you can attend. If you have questions, contact the court.

If the traffic violator school fee is not paid, traffic violator school is not considered authorized by the court therefore any Certificate of Completion of Traffic Violator School will be invalid. The violation will be reported to DMV as a conviction.

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