February 19, 2017

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Civil

Welcome to The Superior Court of California, County of Stanislaus Civil Division. This division handles civil, probate estates and trusts, civil harassments, and name changes.  Effective January 4, 2016, Small Claims and Unlawful Detainer matters are handled in Turlock.

Mondays through Fridays: Court runners with multiple filings who do not reach the multi-filing windows by 1:00 p.m. will need to leave their filings in the Drop Box (Drop Box Rules apply) located in the outer lobby.

Location:

Clerk's Office: City Towers Courthouse
801 10th Street, 4th floor
Modesto, CA 95354

Hours of Operation:

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Drop Box:

Drop Box Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily

Documents placed in the Drop Box and received stamped after 4:00 p.m. will be filemarked the following day and documents stamped up to and including 4:00 p.m. will be filed as of the date received and stamped. See Document Guidelines for filing in the Drop Box.

Telephone:

(209)530-3100. The number sequence to the Civil Division is 6, 1.  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Fees:

The statewide fee schedule is posted on the California Courts website at:
http://www.courts.ca.gov/7646.htm.

Jurisdiction:

Limited: Total amount in controversy is $25,000 or less.
Unlimited: Total amount in controversy is over $25,000.

Legal Advice:

State law prohibits Court staff from providing legal advice, including:

* Which forms to use
* How to complete the forms

If you need legal advice, you should consult an attorney or conduct your own legal research. The Stanislaus County Law Library is located at 1101 13th Street, Modesto, California. You can also visit the Self-Help Center at the California Courts website at www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp.htm.

THE INFORMATION POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE OR TO TAKE THE PLACE OF THE ASSISTANCE OF COMPETENT LEGAL COUNSEL. YOU SHOULD SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OF YOUR CHOICE FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE FACTS OF YOUR CASE AND YOUR RIGHTS.

Last updated: July 11, 2016 10:35 AM