Welcome to our Court
Hon. John A. Behnke,
Christopher D. Ruhl,
Court Executive Officer
Mendocino County Courthouse
Ten Mile Branch
Point Arena VFW Hall
Hearings on third Thursday three times a year. No
other court services available in Point Arena.
|The operating hours for all clerks' offices are 8:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Telephone hours 8:30 am to 1:00pm|
PUBLIC NOTICES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
On July 25, 2016, the Traffic Violator School Fee became $74. To attend Traffic Violator School, if eligible, the Court must receive your bail plus the current $74 fee, even though your courtesy notice may state a different amount.
Posted Oct 20, 2016
Special Family Law Facilitator/Self Help Clinic in Fort Bragg on Thursday, November 10
Due to the Veterans Day Holiday, Family Law Facilitator and Self Help Clinics will be held in Fort Bragg on Thursday, November 10 from 9:30am-noon and 1:30-3:30pm. To accomodate this special date, the Family Law Facilitator's Office and Self Help Center in Ukiah will be closed on Thursday, November 10.Posted Sept 6, 2016
Proposed Changes to Local Rules and Local Fees
The Superior Court has proposed changes to its Local Rules of Court and Local Fees. The proposed changes, if approved, become effective on Sunday, January 1, 2017. The deadline for comments is 4:00pm Friday, October 21, 2017.Posted Sept 1, 2016
Trial Court Allocations
At its July 28, 2016 meeting, the Judicial Council made 2016–2017 Trial Court Trust Fund (TCTF) and General Fund allocations to trial courts. Attachment A in its Report to the Judicial Council provides a summary of each court’s recommended base and one-time allocations for 2016–2017, and Attachments C through J provide details. To assist courts in budgeting the allocations for the Schedule 1, Attachment B displays the recommended allocations by their associated General Ledger account.Posted Aug 17, 2016
New Courthouse Projects on Hold
The second half of site acquisition for the new Ukiah Courthouse will proceed, then the project will be placed on hold until stable funding is restored for the statewide courthouse construction program.Updated June 26, 2015
Traffic Tickets Amnesty Program
A one-time amnesty program for unpaid traffic and non-traffic tickets started on October 1, 2015.
Family Law Facilitator/SHLA Center Walk-In Clinics in Fort Bragg
In addition to assistance Monday through Thursday 9:30-11:30am in the Ukiah Courthouse, clinics are held twice monthly at the Ten Mile Branch...no appointment necessary. The clinics are generally held on Fridays 9:30-noon and 1:30-3:30pm. The next clinics are scheduled for October 28, and November 18.
Clean Slate and Guardianship Projects
The Superior Court and Legal Services of Northern California, Ukiah Office, partner together to provide free assistance and access to legal information to self-represented persons seeking to clean up their criminal records or establishing a probate guardianship over a child.
New Ukiah Courthouse
Senate Bill 1407 is funding a new courthouse to replace the aged and overcrowded Ukiah Courthouse.
|Main Line (Ukiah)||(707) 468-2000|
|Ten Mile Branch:||(707) 964-3192|
|Fort Bragg||(707) 961-6288|
|Family Law Facilitator|
|Self Help Center|
|Family Court Services|
|Court Clerk's Offices|
|Family Law:||(707) 468-2001|
|Small Claims:||(707) 468-2002|
|Executive Office:||(707) 463-4664|
|Human Resources:||(707) 463-4285|