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Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 8509
Ukiah, CA 95482-8509

Office Location:
501 Low Gap Road, Room 1060
Ukiah, CA 95482

Telephone: (707) 234-6850
Fax: (707) 463-4166 fax

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Phone Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Collections is located in the County Administration building at 501 Low Gap Rd, Room 1060, Ukiah, CA 95482.  Please see above information for the proper mailing address for payments.

The office oversees the collection of installment payment plans and delinquent payments of court ordered debt including fines, fees, and restitution for the Superior Court of Mendocino County, Probation, and Public Defender.

For traffic school matters please contact the Traffic Division of the Superior Court at (707) 463-4660.

Payment Options

Payment can be made in four ways:

  1. Payment by mail should be sent to P. O. Box 8509, Ukiah, CA 95482-8509. Write your docket number or account number on your check as well as on all correspondence. Make checks or money orders payable to Mendocino County Collections at the above address. To receive a copy of your receipt you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

  2. Payment in the office: For payments in the office see the Court Collection department located in the County Administration building at 501 Low Gap Rd, Room 1060. You may pay by cash, check, money order, debit or credit card. Collections will not accept payment by coin (Government Code 24353).

  3. Credit Card or Electronic Check Payments are accepted online, click here to pay online: creditCards

  4. Pay by Phone: Call 844-323-4111 to make a payment on your account. You may call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

    Have your debtor number ready when making your payment. If you do not have this information, contact the Collection department for your amount due and your account number.  Funds are verified while payment is made and electronically deposited to our bank within 72 hours from the transaction date.

Please note: You will be charged a 2.38% transaction fee for credit card payments ($2 minimum) or $1.50 for electronic check payments.

Failure to Pay

Failure to pay your account by the due date may result in one or more of the following:

  • Penalties and assessment of up to $300 per case;
  • Intercept of a California tax refund;
  • Wage garnishment or bank levy;
  • Referral to Franchise Tax Board or a private collection agency; and/or
  • Abstract of Judgment on Real Property.

Franchise Tax Board (FTB)

The Franchise Tax Board assists the Collection department with delinquent debt collection in two ways.

  1. Franchise Tax Board Tax Intercept Program.
    Delinquent accounts or accounts with large outstanding balances are referred to the Franchise Tax Board to intercept any State tax refund or lottery winnings due to the debtor. These funds will be redirected to Collections to reduce the balance of your outstanding debt.  Please contact Court Collections for questions regarding your intercept. 

  2. Franchise Tax Board Court-Ordered Debt (COD) Collection Program.
    Delinquent accounts may be transferred to FTB for further collection action. Once assets are located by FTB, levies are issued to garnish wages or withhold bank accounts. FTB may also seize real or personal property.

If your account is with FTB COD Collection Program, you may contact them or mail payments to:

FTB -Court Ordered Debt Collections
P.O. Box 1328
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-1328
(916)845-4064

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