Kern County Superior Court

Information about filing court documents in Kern County, California

COVID-19: Because of coronavirus restrictions, the Kern County Superior Court is currently operating reduced services. We recommend consulting the court's website for additional information. Kern's COVID updates>>

Services

eFiling
Maximum file size: 25 MB per document / 35 MB total

Kern County is an eFileCA court.

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Civil Limited (Mandatory)
 Civil Unlimted (Mandatory)
 Civil Complex (Mandatory)
 Small Claims (Voluntary)
 
Family (Mandatory)
 
Probate (Voluntary - Mandate TBD)
Physical Filing
Maximum file size: 25 MB per document / 35 MB total
 Available for documents that are exempt from eFiling.
Courtesy Copy Delivery
Maximum file size: 25 MB per document / 35 MB total
Available
Court Research Unavailable at this time because of COVID-19 court access restrictions

Court locations

Court address Services
Metro Division
1415 Truxton Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
eFiling
Deadline: Before 11:45 p.m. (For delivery same court day)
 Physical Filing
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Area surcharge: +$35.00

Courtesy Copy Delivery
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Area surcharge: +$35.00
Court Research
Unavailable at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions
Delano Superior Court
1122 Jefferson Street
Delano, Ca 93215
eFiling
Deadline: Before 11:45 p.m. (For delivery same court day)
 Physical Filing
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Courtesy Copy Delivery
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Court Research
Unavailable at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions
Lamont Superior Court
12022 Main Street
Lamont, CA 93241
eFiling
Deadline: Before 11:45 p.m. (For delivery same court day)
 Physical Filing
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Courtesy Copy Delivery
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Court Research
Unavailable at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions
Mojave Superior Court
1773 State Highway 58 Business
Mojave, CA 93501
eFiling
Deadline: Before 11:45 p.m. (For delivery same court day)
 Physical Filing
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Courtesy Copy Delivery
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Court Research
Unavailable at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions
Ridgecrest Superior Court
132 East Coso Ave
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
eFiling
Deadline: Before 11:45 p.m. (For delivery same court day)
 Physical Filing
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Courtesy Copy Delivery
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Court Research
Unavailable at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions
Shafter Superior Court
325 Central Valley Hwy
Shafter, CA 93263
eFiling
Deadline: Before 11:45 p.m. (For delivery same court day)
 Physical Filing
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Courtesy Copy Delivery
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Court Research
Unavailable at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions
Taft Superior Court
311 Lincoln St
Taft, CA 93268
eFiling
Deadline: Before 11:45 p.m. (For delivery same court day)
 Physical Filing
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Courtesy Copy Delivery
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Court Research
Unavailable at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions
Kern River Superior Court
7046 Lake Isabella Blvd.
Lake Isabella, CA 93240
eFiling
Deadline: Before 11:45 p.m. (For delivery same court day)
 Physical Filing
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Courtesy Copy Delivery
Deadline: Before 11:00 a.m. (For delivery next court day)
Court Research
Unavailable at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions

Contact information

Department Phone Email
Administration (661) 868-4934 WMAdmin@Kern.Courts.CA.Gov
Civil (661) 868-7204 WMCivil@Kern.Courts.CA.Gov
Family Law (661) 868-7221 WMFamilyLaw@Kern.Courts.CA.Gov
Probate (661) 868-7219 WMProbate@Kern.Courts.CA.Gov

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Useful resources

FAQs

Which documents are exempt from eFiling?

In Civil case types:

  • Appeals

In Family Law case types:

  • Appeals
  • Abandonments
  • Adoptions
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Surrogacy Actions

In Probate case types:

  • Abandonments
  • Appeals
  • Bonds
  • Letters (probate, guardianship, conservatorship)
  • Probate Petitions Initiating A New Case
  • Wills/Codicils

As of June 11, 2020. Review the full list>>


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