Superior Court of Mariposa County

To provide equal justice for all while upholding the laws and constitution of the land in an impartial, competent and expeditious manner.

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Location & Contact Information

Main Courthouse
5088 Bullion Street
P.O. Box 28
Mariposa, California 95338

Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Criminal/Traffic: (209) 966-2005

Jury Information : (209) 966-5603

Family Law/Civil : (209) 966-6599

Collections: (209) 966-5711

Fax: (209) 742-6860

 

Administration Office
5092 Jones Street
P.O. Box 316
Mariposa, California 95338

Phone: (209) 966-6984

Fax: (209) 966-2079

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Info By Division


The Civil Division assists parties with cases involving: recovery of money or property in non-contract civil disputes or contract enforcement; civil rights, and, landlord tenant actions. Petitions to Change Name and various writs are also handled by the Civil Division.


Collections provides direct assistance in order to facilitate payment of delinquent fines and fees. Fines and fees may be related to Criminal, Traffic, Family Law or Jury matters.


The Criminal Division has jurisdiction over felonies, misdemeanors, infractions.


The Family Law Division hears matters involving family-related issues and domestic relations.


Juvenile Delinquency cases are located at the Family Court Services window located at the 421 I Street entrance of the courthouse. Juvenile Delinquency cases, as defined under Welfare and Institutions, involve any persons under the age of 18 (minors) who are accused of violations of any law of the state or of the United States, or minors who are habitually disobedient or truant.

Probate and Conservatorship matters address a person’s finances upon death or the care of an adult person that is unable to care for themselves or their finances. Probate cases address a person’s estate, resolve debts, and distribute the remaining property/monies to heirs or beneficiaries. Conservatorship cases appoint caregivers to care for a person and their finances.

Guardianship is a court proceeding in which a judge gives someone who is not the parent custody of a child, or the power to manage the child's property (called "estate"), or both.


The Small Claims Division handles cases that do not exceed $10,000 and are resolved quickly and inexpensively with relatively simple and informal rules.


The Traffic Division has jurisdiction over Vehicle Code violations and local traffic ordinance violations.

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History

Mariposa County was formed in September 1850, even before California became the 31st State of the Union. Four years later the Mariposa County courthouse was built. The Court has conducted normal proceedings continuously in this courthouse ever since, the longest active period for any courthouse west of the Rocky Mountains.

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