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Standing Orders

This list of standing orders contains the operative orders issued from 2018 to the present, and a longstanding operative order from 1996. This list is in the process of being updated to add older operative standing orders, which although not currently posted, continue to apply in the Superior Court of California, County of Kern.

  • STO-22-0014 - Authority of Deputy Clerk Over Payment and/or Conversion of Civil Assessments Pursuant to PC 1214.1 and/or 1214.2(A) (Amended)
  • STO-22-0013 - Restrictions on Possession of Weapons in Courthouse (Amended)
  • STO-22-0009 - Court Reporter Availability in Cases Arising Under the Mentally Disordered Offenders Act
  • STO-22-0010  - Court Reporter Availability in Mental Health Civil Cases
  • STO-22-0007 - Return to Pre-Pandemic Service Levels for Public Access and Changes to Face Coverings Requirement (Effective April 4, 2022)
  • STO-21-0014 - Change of Availability of Court Reporters for Family Law Matters at the Metropolitan Division: Dec 23, 2021
  • STO-21-0012 - Change of Venue for Probate and Guardianship Cases Effective January 3, 2022
  • STO-21-0009 - Restricting Access to Protect Confidential Criminal Information
  • STO-19-0005 - Regulating Media Activity Outside the Courtroom, Use of Recording and Photography Devices in Courthouse Facilities
  • STO-19-0004 - Expressive Activity

  • STO-22-0008 - Stipulation for Production of Unredacted Coroner's Case File
  • STO-21-0013 - Emergency Relief for Mojave Multi-Divisional Court Due to Averse Weather Conditions
  • STO-21-0011 - Implementation of Assembly Bills 177 and 1869 for Imposition or Collection of Criminal Administrative Fees
  • STO-21-0004 - Access to Previously Filed Reports in Criminal Cases by Counsel of Record
  • STO-21-0002 - Extension of time for Preliminary Hearings in Criminal Cases in Mojave Multi-Divisional Court
  • SO - Stipulation; Standing Order for Pretrial Discovery
  • BCM-18-000005 - Multiple Defendant Delano Prison Cases

  • STO-22-0002 - Reassignment of Civil Cases from Department 12 and Division G to Division L, effective 2.14.22
  • STO-20-0016 - Mandatory Cover Sheet for Unlawful Detainer Cases

  • SO-2022-1 - Order Permitting Release of Certified Minute Orders in Limited Circumstances
  • SO-2021-05 - Access to Records to Facilitate Lawful Immigration Status of Dependent Minors and Non-Minors
  • SO-2021-06-02 - Court Appearances in Proceedings in the Juvenile Justice Center
  • SO-2020-01 - Release of Information to Court Investigators by Kern County Department of Human Services
  • SO-2019-01 - Inspections of Kern County Probation Department, Juvenile Facilities - 2019
  • SO-2018-02 - Appointment of Essential History Court Appointed Special Advocate (EH-CASA) in Dependency Cases

  • STO-21-0007 - Remote Hearings for Department of Child Support Services Matters.
  • SO - Waiver of Conflict/Temporary Judges in Family Law Department

  • STO-19-0002 - Order Permitting Kern County Public Administrator to Take Possession or Control of the Property of the Decendent

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