Civil

Remote Appearances

For Civil Division L, exhibits may be submitted by e-mail three (3) court days in advance of each hearing (including when continued). Exhibits must be marked (including the case number for hearing), may not exceed 15 pages and can be sent to: DivisionLExhibits@kern.courts.ca.gov

Civil Case Types

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) How to settle Civil disputes outside of court. Court approved Arbitrator Panel
Limited Civil Lawsuits up to and including $25,000.00
Small Claims Claims up to and including $10,000.00
Unlawful Detainers Landlord-tenant disputes (evictions)
Unlimited Civil Lawsuits over $25,000.00; labor appeals; some types of harassments; receiverships; writs of mandate; petition for name change.

 

Locations and Services

Location Unit Phone Number Contact Us
Bakersfield Civil - Limited (661) 868-7204 E-Mail
Bakersfield Civil - Unlimited (661) 868-7205 E-Mail
Taft Superior Court Civil - Limited/Small Claims/Unlawful Detainers (661) 868-5800 E-Mail
Delano Superior Court Civil - Limited/Small Claims/Unlawful Detainers (661) 720-5800 E-Mail
Kern River Superior Court Civil - Limited/Small Claims/Unlawful Detainers (760) 549-2000 E-Mail
Mojave Superior Court Civil - Limited/Small Claims/Unlawful Detainers (661) 824-7100 E-Mail
Lamont Superior Court Civil - Limited/Small Claims/Unlawful Detainers (661) 868-5800 E-Mail
Shafter Superior Court Civil - Limited/Small Claims/Unlawful Detainers (661) 746-7524 E-Mail
Ridgecrest Superior Court Civil - Limited/Small Claims/Unlawful Detainers (760) 384-5900 E-Mail