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Phone: (415) 444-7070
Location: Civic Center, Hall of Justice, Room C-10
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm

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 made in person in Room C-10 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

  • Checks, cashier's 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 defendant's name on the check, cashier's check or money order to ensure it is applied to the correct criminal case.

  • Effective 7/12/2019, a convenience fee will be assessed on all debit, MasterCard, Discover, Visa, and American Express credit card transactions. Credit card payments may be sent by mail (using the stub provided on the Courtesy Notice), made in person in Room C-10, or made by phone at (415) 444-7070 between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Please note that a payment by personal check will delay DMV release of a hold on driver’s license and/or registration for ten (10) calendar days. To ensure that the hold on driver's license and/or registration is released within 24 hours, individuals must pay by cash, cashier's check, money order or credit or debit card.

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


The Criminal Clerk's Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 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 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 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
P.O. Box 4988
San Rafael, CA 94913-4988

Spanish Language Services

The Criminal Clerk's Office has several Spanish speaking clerks to assist the public and some forms are also available for review in Spanish. In court hearings, there is usually a Spanish language interpreter in the courtroom to assist non-English speakers at these hearings.

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