Civil Division

Civil Division Building

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

Overview
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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Merced County Sheriff Civil Bureau - Service Requirments
Merced County Sheriff Civil Bureau requires original Instructions to the Sheriff of Merced County complete with physical address where service is to be made & signed by the Plaintiff or his/her Attorney, a copy of the document(s), front and back, for each person to be served.

All documents must be accompanied by the appropriate fee or a certified court-ordered fee waiver. You may make any/all check or money order payments made out to Merced County Sheriff’s Office. All fees are per service. Two defendants equal two services, even if they are at the same address. Please refer to the fee chart listed below.

For levies and evictions, we require the original writ of execution plus two copies. Please include more copies if you have more than one levy.

All requested services may be mailed to the below address:

Merced County Sheriff’s Office
670 W 22nd Street, Room 15
Attn: Civil Bureau
Merced, CA 95340

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Service and Fees

The above services and fees were established by the Code of Civil Procedures. Any questions regarding the services and fees, please contact the Civil Office at 209-385-7639.
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