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Jury Reporting Information

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  • Groups 21-40 report at 7:30am
  • Groups 41-50 call back at noon
  • Group 213 call for instruction 12:00

To submit a Disqualification/Excuse for Jury Duty or to print proof of service date(s), please click here

Court News and Updates

- Proposed Changes to Local Court Rules

Proposed amendments to the Superior Court of California, County of Kern, Local Rules of Court for January 1, 2018 are now available for review. Please submit any comments by October 31, 2017

- Fiscal Year 2017/18 Preliminary Budget

As provided under Government Code Section 68511.7, the Superior Court of California, County of Kern is providing the Fiscal Year 2017/18 Preliminary Budget for public review and comment.  The budget is available on the court's website and at Reception at the Superior Court Building, 1415 Truxtun Avenue, in Bakersfield.  Anyone wishing to comment on this information may do so either by regular mail or email by August 7, 2017.


- Allocation and Approval

In accordance with California Rule of Court 10.620(f) requiring trial courts to provide notice no later than 15 court days after “[r]eceipt of the annual allocation of the trial court budget from the Judicial Council after enactment of the Budget Act, we are posting the attached Allocation and Approval notification.

Allocation and Approval notification


- Civil Divsion

The Civil Division will return to its original location on the 1st floor (1415 Truxtun Ave.) effective Monday, June 19, 2017.

- Guide & File for Self-Represented Litigants

Guide & File for Self-Represented Litigants is currently available for Fee Waivers, Small Claims, and Civil Harassments.  Additional interviews will be coming in the future.  Click to continue to the Guide & File Interview.

- Electronically filed Small Claims

Effective December 5, 2016, the Small Claims Plaintiff’s Claim and Order may now be E-Filed via the Guide & File Interview.

- California Rule of Court 10.620(f)

Effective August 19, 2016 - Notice of annual allocation per California Rule of Court 10.620(f) Notice of Annual Allocation=

- Mandatory Expedited Jury Trials

Limited civil cases set for trial after 7/01/2016 will be set as expedited jury trials pursuant to Code Civ. Proc. §§630.20, et seq., unless otherwise excluded by law or order of the court. Parties must comply with applicable statutes and rules of court pertaining to mandatory expedited jury trials. Mandatory Judicial Council forms can be found at 

- Electronically Filed Writs and Abstracts

If your civil case was filed at the Bakersfield court location you can now electronically file your Writ of Execution, Writ of Possession and Abstract of Judgment.  Your writ or abstract will be returned to you electronically.  Please note that writs and abstracts must be printed in color and submitted to the proper agency.  Availability of the process at the Regional locations will be coming soon. 

- Return of Orders Filed Electronically

When submitting an electronically filed document that requires the signature of a Judicial Officer, you will need to send an email to the correct department and location of the court and request a copy of the document. This can be done from the courts website by selecting the locations link on the left side of the home page and e-mailing the correct department.

- Kern County eFile Notice

Effective Monday, August 15, 2016, selected Notices will be available on-line.  Those Notices are Notice of 3.740 hearings, Notice of 3.110 hearing, Notice of Case Management Conference, and Notice of Assignment.  Once you have electronically filed your new suit and confirmation of acceptance has been  provided to you, please search the Non-Criminal Case Information for your case number.  Click on “Documents” and print your Notice(s).  You should now be ready to serve your documents.

- Installment Payments

Installment Payments can be made at