Civil, Smal Claims, Probate Estates & Trusts
Mondays through Thursdays: Court runners with multiple filings who do not reach the multi-filing windows by 1 PM will need to leave their filings in the Drop Box (Drop Box Rules apply) located in the outer lobby.
NEW: Effective February 4, 2013, All Stanislaus Superior Court Clerk’s Offices will be closing on Fridays at noon. Multiple filers who arrive close to the noon cut off time will have documents processed up until noon and will then be asked to drop remaining filings for processing. The Drop Box is available Monday through Friday until 5:00 PM.
Clerk's Office: City Towers Building
801 10th Street, 4th floor
Modesto, California, 95354.
Hours of Operation:
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily*
Small Claims Counter Hours: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
*NEW: Effective February 4, 2013, office hours for all Clerk's Offices are:
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Monday - Thursday, and
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Friday
Drop Box Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 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.
(209) 530-3100. The number sequence to the Civil Division is 5,1.
The statewide fee schedule is posted on the California Courts Website at:
Limited: Total amount in controversy is $25,000. or less.
Unlimited: Total amount in controversy is over $25,000.
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 WEB SITE 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.