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Civil Division Matters

The Superior Court of California, County of Stanislaus Civil Division handles civil, probate estates and trusts, civil harassments, and name changes. Small Claims and Unlawful Detainer matters are handled in our Turlock location.


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.


The statewide fee schedule is posted on the California Courts website at:


Limited: Total amount in controversy is $35,000 or less.
Unlimited: Total amount in controversy is over $35,000.

Legal Advice

State law prohibits Court staff from providing legal advice, including which forms to use or 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

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.

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