Civil Bureau

Civil Division Building

Civil Bureau


670 W. 22nd St., Room #15
Merced, CA 95340

Phone:  (209) 385-7639
Fax:  (209) 725-3516

[email protected]


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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Service Requirements

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 Civil Bureau Fee Schedule for more information.

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 following address:

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

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