Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Court Rules & Orders
Photos by Adam Stewart
Nelson Vineyards, south of Ukiah (2) - Photo courtesy of Kim Weston


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
2017-01   Determining in Forma Pauparis Applications   December 28, 2016
2017-02   Courthouse Security   December 28, 2016
2017-03   Court Appointed Fee Schedule, Adopted August 22, 2008   December 28, 2016
2017-04   Community Service / Conversion of Fines and Fees   December 28, 2016
2017-05   Provision of "Court Copies" for Specified Court Hearings   December 28, 2016
2017-06   Termination of Criminal Protective Orders Issued   December 28, 2016
2017-07   Petition for Expungement Fee schedule, Adopted October 19, 2010   December 28, 2016
2017-08   Expenditure Authorization   December 28, 2016
2017-09   Hourly Payment and Mileage Reimbursement Rates for Court Appointed Investigators   December 28, 2016
2017-10   Authorization for Release of Adult Probation Records and Reports by Mendocino County Probation Department   December 28, 2016
2017-11   Judicial Authorization for Sheriff Pretrial Release Program Prior to Arraignment   December 28, 2016
2017-12   Civil Drop Box - Ukiah   December 28, 2016
2017-13   Bail in Traffic Cases   December 28, 2016
2017-14   Traffic Amnesty Program - Vehicle Code Misdemeanors   December 28, 2016
2017-16   Submission of Courtesy Copies by Email   December 28, 2016
2017-17   Mediation of Small Claims, Unlawful Detainer, and Civil Harassment Cases   December 28, 2016
2017-18   Interim Signature Authority   April 6, 2017
2017-19   Implementation of Electronic Filings of Court Ordered Transcripts   July 3, 2017
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