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- Civil Divsion

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

- Construction by the Jury Parking lot on L Street

Starting April 11 2017, the streets at the railroad crossing on L and N St will be closed for maintenance.  In order to cross the tracks from the Jury Parking lot on L St, you will need to use the over pass on N St. or the underpass crossing on Chester Ave.  Please check your parking pass attached to your jury summons or our website for juror parking and crossing areas.

- Proposed amendments to the Local Rules of the Court

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

- Proposed Local Rules of Court

Proposed Local Rules of Court effective September 16, 2016.


As provided under Government Code Section 68511.7, the Superior Court of California, County Kern is providing the Fiscal Year 2016/17 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 September 6, 2016. Please direct your response to:

Terry McNally, Court Executive Officer

1415 Truxtun Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93301

- “Family Law Facilitator”

The Family Law Facilitator will be at the local child support agency office: 1300 18th Street, Bakersfield, CA from 8am to 4pm.
This one-time event is designed to provide service to customers with child support issues by both agencies at one convenient location.

- 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.

- Welcome

The Kern Superior Court website has entered the 21st Century.  Please take some time to explore the new site and give us your feedback on some of the new features – mobile user friendly, font sizing, custom Google searching, language translation, Google maps and links to many online court services.  Please take a moment and fill out a brief survey HERE.

- Installment Payments

Installment Payments can be made at


- Local Rules of Court

Local Rules of Court to be effective July 1, 2016