Juvenile Delinquency or Juvenile Dependency

Process: The Appellant or Petitioner files a Notice of Appeal or a Notice of Intent to File Writ Petition with the Appeals Division or at the trial court where the case was heard, by the deadline. California Rules of Court 8.400-8.482 govern these filing types.

Deadline: Within sixty (60) days of the judgment or the order being appealed. Separate information regarding Notice of Intent to File Writ Petitions is provided below.

Forms: Form numbers JV-800, JV-820, or JV-822. Forms are available at all court locations during business hours and online at www.courts.ca.gov/forms. Appeals may be filed at the Appeals Division or at the trial court where 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
WMAppeals@kern.courts.ca.gov

Filing Fee: No filing fees are associated with this case type and or filing. For a full list of filing fees please see Court Filing Fees

Additional Information: If you wish to preserve your right to appeal the court’s decision of the order setting a hearing pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code 366.26, or an order designating or denying specific placement of a dependent child after termination of parental rights, a Notice of Intent to File a Writ Petition and Request for Record must be filed within seven (7) days of the court’s order. Please file all Notice of Intent to File a Writ Petition with the Appeals Division or the Juvenile Justice Division.

Petitions for Extra-Ordinary Writ must be filed with the Fifth District Court of Appeal.