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 Unlimited (Mandatory)
 Civil Complex (Mandatory)
 Small Claims (Voluntary)
 
Family (Mandatory)
 
Probate (Voluntary - Case initiations must be physically filed. Mandatory as of August 3, 2020.)
eService
Available (Where eFiling is mandatory CA Rules of Court require that—with the exception of documents that must be personally served—documents be eServed)
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 same 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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