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01/06/15The Kern County Grand Jury is currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 term.
11/12/14Prop 47 Forms
09/17/14Proposed Local Rules of Court to be effective Jan. 1, 2015.
08/25/14Fiscal Year 2014-15 Preliminary Budget.
07/14/14Installment Payments can be made at www.kernpayments.com.
06/30/14Effective 07/01/14, a $20 fee will be charged for offsite retrieval of records, postage fees will be charged for copy orders delivered via U.S. Mail, and copies will be available on a compact disc. For more information regarding new fees, click here.

Kern County Fee Schedule (effective 07/01/2014)
06/27/14EFFECTIVE 06/27/2014 – The ADR Mediation Panel will no longer be used or maintained by the Court. The Arbitrator Panel (Judicial and Non-Judicial) and Early Neutral Evaluator (ENE) Panel will continue to be used and maintained by the Court.
04/28/14Viewing and Copying Court Public Records Superior Court - County of Kern.
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Court Reporter Information
Effective June 10, 2013, the Kern County Superior Court does not provide court reporters for certain proceedings. Parties have a right to arrange, at their own expense, for the presence of court reporters if the services of an official court reporter are not available. Reporters – Please be prepared to show your license and picture ID upon entry to the Courthouse.

To request inclusion on the Court Approved List of Reporters Pro Tempore, click here for additional information.
Courts Office Hours
LocationDays & Hours
Metropolitan DivisionMon - Thurs
(8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Fri (8:00 AM - Noon)
Metropolitan - Justice BuildingMon - Thurs
(8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Fri (8:00 AM - Noon)
Metropolitan - Juvenile Justice CenterMon - Thurs
(8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Fri (8:00 AM - Noon)
Mojave & Ridgecrest BranchesMon - Thurs
(8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Fri (8:00 AM - Noon)
Shafter/Wasco Branch
Delano/McFarland Branch
Mon - Thurs
(8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Fri (8:00 AM - Noon)
Arvin / Lamont BranchMon - Thurs
(8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Fri (8:00 AM - Noon)
Taft / Maricopa Branch Mon - Wed & Fri
Thurs (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
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Community Outreach
The Kern County Community Outreach effort began in 1998 with a committee chaired by the Honorable Roger D. Randall of the Superior Court. The strategic plan requires the development of external and internal efforts that will focus the limited resources of the Courts on meeting their designated mission. One ongoing project of this committee, the docent (court volunteer) program, helps to make the courts more user friendly.

About the docent program/how to volunteer
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