Photocopy of Case File Contents

To view the contents of a court file, you may either come to the court and view the original file (and if needed request photocopies of documents in the file) or you may mail a request for photocopies. Requests to look up a case number are not taken over the telephone and information regarding a specific case cannot be given by telephone.

Associated fees: (checks are payable to Kern County Superior Court)

  • 50 cents per page for each copy
  • $15.00 certified copies of Judgment of Dissolution
  • $40.00 plus 50 cents per page for certified copies of Orders
Note: Depending on the reason for the request, copies of Orders and Family Law Judgments may not need to be certified. Check with the agency requesting the copy to see if they require a certified copy.

All mailed requests should include:

  1. Names of Plaintiff/Petitioner and Defendant/Respondent
  2. Stamped, self-addressed envelope for return of requested document.
  3. Check payable to the Kern County Superior Court covering the costs for the photocopies as listed above.

For the mailing address of the appropriate court, see Court Locations/Contact Information.

Depending on workload it may take at least 10 working days to process your mailed request.