Civic Center, Hall of Justice, Room C-10
8:00am - 3:00pm
Defendants Sentenced by the Court
If defendants either plead guilty to the charges in their cases or are found guilty by the Court or a jury, the
judicial officer will sentence them for their crimes. The Court may remand them to jail or state prison. The
judicial officers may place the defendants on supervised or conditional probation, order them to pay fines and
fees or perform community service work, make restitution to victims, attend programs and other activities that
address their underlying offenses.
The Court provides an Express Service Drop Box in the Room C-10 lobby for those individuals who do not want to wait
in line to make a payment. For more information, please see below.
- Cash payments may only be paid in person in Room C-10 between the hours of 8:00am and 3:00pm, Monday
- Checks, cashiers checks or money orders, payable to Marin County Superior Court, may be sent by mail,
or paid in person in Room C-10. Please note: When making a payment by mail, individuals must write the
case number or name of the defendant on the check, cashier's check or money order to ensure that it is
applied to the correct criminal case.
- Credit card payments may be sent by mail, paid in person in Room C-10, or paid by phone at (415) 444-7070
between the hours of 8:00am and 3:00pm, Monday through Friday.
The Court will refer delinquent cases to a collection agency, Enhanced Court Collections (ECC) and may add a $300 civil
assessment to these cases. ECC will contact individuals to enforce the Court's orders. ECC has many tools
available to collect delinquent fines including setting up payment plans with significant consequences to individuals
if they do not comply with these arrangements such as negative credit reporting, wage garnishment and seizure of
assets, including money in bank accounts.
For more information about ECC, please click here.
Express Service Dropbox
To avoid waiting in line, you may drop off many kinds of documents and payments in our secure Express Service Drop Box,
located in the lobby of Room C-10. This locked box is emptied several times a day by Court staff, so you may be sure that
your transaction is processed on the day you drop it off.
You may use our Express Service for the following kinds of transactions. PLEASE PRINT your name and case number on the envelope provided.
- Payment of your criminal fine.
- Proof of community service hours completion.
Community Service Work
Community service work is volunteer work performed at non-profit agencies in Marin County. For individuals who
live outside of Marin but who have criminal cases heard in Marin County, the Court can provide a listing of
community service agencies in many of the other California counties.
Defendants who cannot afford to pay fines may complete a financial screening application for qualification to have fines
converted to community service work at a rate of $10 per hour. The court shall determine eligibility for community service
work following review of a defendant’s application. If eligible, defendant shall sign an agreement to complete community
service work hours by a due date and submit proof to the court by that date.
The Court will provide the defendant with a list of agencies eligible to oversee community service work and a timesheet to record
the hours worked. It is the responsibility of the defendant to schedule the community service work and present the timesheet to the
agency to obtain an authorized signature.
The Court's collection agency, Enhanced Court Collections (ECC), will contact individuals to enforce the Court's orders.
ECC has many tools available to collect delinquent fines including setting up payment plans with significant consequences
to individuals if they do not comply with these arrangements such as negative credit reporting, wage garnishment and
seizure of assets including money in bank accounts.
For more information about ECC, please click here.
Certified Copies of Criminal Case Dispositions
The Court charges a fee to certify copies of disposition documents in criminal cases. Please see the Court's Filing
Fee Schedule to find out these costs by clicking here.
Requests may be made in writing. When making a request, please include the name of the defendant, the case number,
and the type of documents requested. If requesting by mail, enclose a check, cashier's check or money order made
payable to Marin County Superior Court and on the payment line write "not to exceed $60.00" or the amount given to
you by the clerk for your transaction. If a governmental agency requires a court disposition, please send a copy of
that notice with the written request or bring it to the Court. If the request is made in person, by phone or by email,
contact the Records Management Unit by clicking here.
Please allow up to four weeks for this research to be completed.
The Criminal Clerk's Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., except holidays. The office
is located on the Court Floor of the Marin County Civic Center Hall of Justice in Room C-10. For directions to the
Civic Center, please click here.
The Marin County Civic Center has three drive-though arches. From the middle arch lobby only, take the elevator to
the "C" floor. After passing through security screening, go left to the end of the hall to Room C-10. For individuals
wishing to speak with a clerk in this office, please call (415) 444-7070 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Calls are
answered in the order received. Since these phone lines are very busy, the best times to call are early afternoons.
The mailing address is:
Marin County Superior Court
Criminal Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 4988
San Rafael, CA 94913-4988
The Criminal Clerk's Office has several Spanish speaking clerks to assist the public. Some forms related to
criminal proceedings are also available for review in Spanish.
In criminal hearings, interpreters are available in all languages in the courtroom to assist non-English
speakers and to ensure that defendants understand the criminal charges they are facing and consequences at
every stage of the court proceedings.