Civil

The Civil Division has jurisdiction over claims involving money, possession of real property, change of name, injunctions, small claims and unlawful detainers.

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 Alternative Dispute Resolution 661-868-5433 E-Mail
Bakersfield Civil - Limited 661-868-7204 E-Mail
Bakersfield Civil - Unlimited 661-868-7205 E-Mail
Bakersfield Small Claims 661-868-7204 E-Mail
Bakersfield Small Claims Advisor 661-868-2532 E-Mail
Bakersfield Unlawful Detainers 661-868-7204 E-Mail
Bakersfield Self Help E-Mail
Delano Superior Court Civil - Limited / Sm. Claims / Unlawful Det. 661-720-5800 E-Mail
Kern River Superior Court Civil - Limited / Sm. Claims / Unlawful Det. 760-549-2000 E-Mail
Lamont Superior Court Civil - Limited / Sm. Claims / Unlawful Det. 661-868-5800 E-Mail
Mojave Superior Court Civil - Limited / Sm. Claims / Unlawful Det. 661-824-7100 E-Mail
Ridgecrest Superior Court Civil - Limited / Sm. Claims / Unlawful Det. 760-384-5900 E-Mail
Shafter Superior Court Civil - Limited / Sm. Claims / Unlawful Det. 661-746-7500 E-Mail
Taft Superior Court Civil - Limited / Sm. Claims / Unlawful Det. 661-868-5800 E-Mail