Sunday, December 9, 2018
Court Rules & Orders
Photos by Adam Stewart
Hammerhorn Lake in the Mendocino National Forest - 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
2018-01   Determining in Forma Pauparis Applications   January 17, 2018
2018-02   Courthouse Security   January 17, 2018
2018-03   Court Appointed Fee Schedule, Adopted August 22, 2008   January 17, 2018
2018-04   Community Service / Conversion of Fines and Fees   January 17, 2018
2018-05   Termination of Criminal Protective Orders Issued   January 17, 2018
2018-06   Petition for Expungement Fee schedule - RESCINDED 9-24-2018   January 17, 2018
2018-07   Hourly Payment and Mileage Reimbursement Rates for Court Appointed Investigators   January 17, 2018
2018-08   Authorization for Release of Adult Probation Records and Reports by Mendocino County Probation Department   January 17, 2018
2018-09   Bail in Traffic Cases - RESCINDED 08-10-18   January 17, 2018
2018-10   Mediation of Small Claims, Unlawful Detainer, and Civil Harassment Cases - RESCINDED 08-10-18   January 17, 2018
2018-11   Authorization for Release of Juvenile Records - RESCINDED 08-10-18   January 17, 2018
2018-12   Expenditure Authorization - RESCINDED 08-10-18   January 17, 2018
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