670 W. 22nd Street Room #15
Merced, CA 95340
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
Civil Bureau Forms
General Service Instructions
Instructions To The Sheriff's Office regarding the service of Civil Papers.
Writ Of Possession For Real Property (EVICTION)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Civil Bureau frequently asked questions
Service and Fees
|Earnings Withholding Order||$35
|Summons and Complaint (Unlawful Detainer)||$40
|Notice of Motion||$35|
|Order of Examination||$40|
|Request for Order||$40|
|Summons and Petition||$40|
|Civil Bench Warrant||$50/$140|
|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|