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Announcements
07/22/15Fiscal Year 2015-16 Preliminary Budget.
06/11/15Unclaimed monies starting June 15th through June 22nd.
04/16/15Effective May 4, 2015 @ 5:00 PM – The CaseFax (e-fax) system for Civil case filings will no longer be used or maintained by the Superior Court of Kern County. The Court will have a new system for Civil case filings – Odyssey File and Serve (e-filing) available for use on May 13, 2015. Registration for the recommended on-line training sessions for File and Serve is now available here.

02/18/15Jury Services: New!!!
  • Text your badge number to (661)200-7322 and have your PIN ready to schedule a reminder text, reschedule your service, and request a work certificate. You are still responsible for appearing on time, whether or not you receive a text.
  • You may request to be disqualified/excused from jury duty by clicking on Juror's Login Page.
  • You can now request a reminder call. We will attempt to contact you the evening before you are to report for jury service. However, you are still responsible for appearing on time, whether or not you receive a call. When you receive your summons, please call (661)868-4700 or 800-648-8444 and follow the instructions.
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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 Branch
Delano Branch
Mon - Thurs
(8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Fri (8:00 AM - Noon)
Lamont BranchMon - Thurs
(8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Fri (8:00 AM - Noon)
Taft Branch Mon - Wed & Fri
(Close)
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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