Monterey County Court

Find Monterey County California courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.


King City Superior Court 250 Franciscan Way King CA 93930 559-582-3211


Marina Superior Court 3180 Del Monte Boulevard Marina CA 93933 831-775-5400

Monterey County Superior Court 1200 Aguajito Road Monterey CA 93940 831-647-5800

Salinas Juvenile Court 1422 Natividad Road Salinas CA 93906

Salinas Superior Court 240 Church Street Salinas CA 93901 831-775-5400

How do I file a small claims suit?

The process and rules for filing a small claims suit vary from state to state with regard to the dollar limit for small claims, the statute of limitations for filing a claim, and whether you are allowed to be represented by a lawyer. Contact the court that handles small claims in your state for details on the process for filing a claim and to obtain the proper forms.

Are there fees for filing a small claims suit?

Filing fees are generally between $30 and $100. In addition to filing fees, other costs may include service fees for serving the complaint to the defendant and collection fees if the court assists in collecting the judgment.

What is mediation?

Mediation is an alternative to going before a judge in a suit. Many small claims courts sponsor or make referrals to mediation programs where the plaintiff and defendant meet with a neutral third person to help resolve the dispute without going to court.