Civil Division

Civil Division Building


670 W. 22nd Street Room #15
Merced, CA 95340
Phone: 209-385-7639
Fax: 209-725-3516  


The Sheriff receives, serves, and executes all civil processes and orders that are accepted for service, in the manner prescribed by California Law.

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Click link to read or print forms for Eviction Procedure or Civil Instruction Sheet.

Service and Fees

The following services and fees were established by the Code of Civil Procedures.

Service Fee
Earnings Withholding Order $35
Summons and Complaint (Unlawful Detainer) $40
Bank Levy $40
Civil Subpoena $40
Small Claims $40
Eviction Reposting $40
Notice of Motion $35
Order of Examination $40
Request for Order $40
Summons and Petition $40
Civil Bench Warrant $50/$140
Till Tap $100
Eviction (Writ of possession unlawful detainer) $145
Keeper Levy - eight hours $240
Vehicle Levy - auto $1300
Vehicle Levy - large truck $2000
Real Property levy Call for fees
Civil Standby (New Policy Changes) $53
Notary (separate check)  $10
Out of State Papers $40