Limited Jurisdiction Civil and Unlawful Detainers

Process: The Appellant files a Notice of Appeal with the Appeals Division or the trial court where the case was heard by the deadline. California Rules of Court 8.880-8.1018, Civil Code of Procedure 904.2 and 906 govern these appeal types. For information on Writ Proceedings in Limited matters, please see Additional Information Section below.

Deadline: Within thirty (30) days of mailing or personal service of Notice of Entry of Judgment. Exception: ninety (90) days from Entry of Judgment if notice was not mailed or personally served.

Forms: APP-101-INFO, APP-102, APP-103, APP-104, APP-110, APP-151-INFO and APP-151. Forms are available at all court locations during business hours and online at www.courts.ca.gov/forms. Appeals will be accepted at the Appeals Division or at the trial court in which the case was heard. Refer to California Rules of Court 2.100-2.119 for proper format.

Contact Information:

Appeals Division

1415 Truxtun Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661)868-7203

Filing Fee: Please see: Court Filing Fees
Money orders or checks should be made payable to Kern County Superior Court and are required at the time of filing.
What if I can't afford to pay?

Additional Information: Deadlines for Writ Petitions vary depending on writ type and are outlined in the Information on Writ Proceedings in Misdemeanor, Infraction and Limited Civil Cases (APP-150-INFO) form. Please see this form for full information on what a Writ Petition is, including deadlines, types of Writ Proceedings and frequently asked questions.

Filing an appeal or writ petition does not stop enforcement of a judgment. If you file an appeal or writ petition you must still comply with all the conditions and terms of the judge’s order.