Fees and Fine Payment Options

Fees and Fine Payment Options:

Fines are due on or before the date set by the court. Failure to pay your fine on time may result in $100 civil assessment penalty. You may request a financial re-evaluation or modification of payments on your delinquent cases by appearing at the Revenue Recovery Division. No payment extensions will be granted. For further information, you may call (661) 868-7208 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Payment Options Valid payment methods Additional Information
By Mail Please do not mail cash
  1. Major credit card
  2. Check / money order
See Revenue Recovery mailing address information below.
In person
  1. Major credit card
  2. Check / money order
  3. Cash
  4. Debit / Check Card
See Revenue Recovery office location information below.
Note: Your case number must be in your possession in order to make a payment.

Fees: Copies, Research and Certification

Additional Infomation:

Repeal of Some Criminal Administrative Fees

Pursuant to Assembly Bill 1869, various statutory changes repeal a number of administrative fees related to the processing of criminal cases and eliminate debt incurred as a result of those fees. Click here for more information.

Repeal of Additional Criminal Administrative Fees

Pursuant to Assembly Bill 177, various statutory changes repeal a number of administrative fees related to the processing of criminal cases and eliminate outstanding debt incurred as a result of those fees. Click here for more information. Click here for more information.

Check / Money Order Payment:

Make checks and/or money orders payable to Kern County Superior Court. To ensure your payment is credited to your case, always write your case number on your check and/or money order.

Acceptable credit cards are:

  1. Visa
  2. Discover Card
  3. American Express
  4. Mastercard
There is a service fee assessed in addition to the fine payment when you use a credit card or debit card.

Financial Services:

Misdemeanor Financial Services

Contact Misdemeanor Financial Services on your

"New" case that is non-delinquent:

  • Promptly after Court hearing to pay your
New case in full
  • Set up payment arrangement for New case
  • Domestic Violence Diversion Program (DVDP) payment

Contact Revenue Recover if your case is delinquent:

  • To pay delinquent case(s) in full
  • To make monthly payment arrangement for delinquent case(s)
  • To consolidate New and delinquent case payments into one monthly payment plan

Office location (for in-person payments):

  1. Revenue Recovery
    5555 California Avenue, Suite #100
    Bakersfield, CA 93309

  2. Traffic Court Location
    Superior Court of California, County of Kern, Traffic Court
    3131 Arrow St
    Bakersfield, CA 93308

  3. Juvenile Justice Center Location
    Superior Court of California, County of Kern, Juvenile Justice Center
    2100 College Ave
    Bakersfield, CA 93305