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Kern County Law Library

Contact Us

Kern County Law Library
1415 Truxtun Ave., Rm. 301
Bakersfield, California 93301
Phone: (661) 868-5320
Fax: (661) 868-5368
Hours Of Operation

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
We are closed on all Court Holidays

Contact the Court

Kern County Superior Court: (661)868-5393
Kern County Superior Court Website
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM
Closed on Court Holidays

Civil

(Limited, Unlimited, Small Claims, Unlawful Detainers, Alternate Dispute Resolution)
Phone Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm, Monday-Friday
Counter Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday-Friday
Civil/Small Claims: (661)868-7204
Alternate Dispute Resolution: (661)868-4940
Small Claims Advisor: (661)868-2532

Family Law Services

(Family Court Services is a department of the Kern County Superior Court which provides family mediations, custody evaluations, guardianship investigations, stepparent adoption investigations, and conservatorship investigations.)
Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday-Friday
1215 Truxtun Ave. 3rd Floor
(661)868-4530

Family Law Division

(processes cases relating to Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders, Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage, Divorce, Legal separation, Annulment, Child Custody and Visitation, Child and Spousal Support, Paternity/Parentage and Adoption.)
Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday-Friday
1215 Truxtun Ave. 3rd Floor
(661)868-5393

Family Law Facilitator

(provides general and procedural information, sample packets, forms and referrals to unrepresented parties in family law cases. The goal of the Family Law Facilitator is to assist unrepresented parties through the Family Law Process.)
Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday-Friday
1215 Truxtun Ave. 1st Floor
(661)868-4815

Probate

(Decedent's Estates; Trusts; Guardianships; Conservatorships; Fact of Birth, Death or Marriage)
Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday-Friday
1215 Truxtun Ave. 1st Floor
(661)868-7219

Criminal

Felony: 1415 Truxtun Ave. 1st Floor
Bakersfield, Ca 93301
(661)868-5393 Option 4
Misdemeanor: 1215 Truxtun Ave. 1st Floor
Bakersfield, Ca 93301
(661)868-7207

Juvenile

(Dependency, Delinquincy, Minor offenses)
Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday-Friday
2100 College Ave.
Bakersfield, Ca 93305
(661)868-4270

Traffic

(Tickets, Traffic School, Payments)
Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm
3131 Arrow St.
Bakersfield, Ca 93308
(661)868-2382 (24 hour)

Appeals Information

(appeals introduction and filing information)
Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm
1415 Truxtun Ave Basement
Bakersfield, Ca 93301
(661)868-5393

Revenue Recovery

(fine payment information, payment installments)
Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm
1215 Truxtun Ave. 1st floor
Bakersfield, Ca 93301
(661)868-2304

Administration

Admin: (661)868-4934
Finance: (661)868-2479
Human Resources: (661)868-4957
Judicial Secretary: (661)868-4957

Jury Services

(jury services instructions and jury group reporting)
(excuses must be faxed or mailed)
Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday-Friday
1661 L St.
Bakersfield, Ca 93301

Other Court Branches
  • Arvin/Lamont:
    12022 Main St.
    Lamont, Ca 93241
    (661)868-5800
  • Delano/McFarland:
    1122 Jefferson St.
    Delano, Ca 93215
    (661)720-5800
  • Kern River Branch:
    7046 Lake Isabella Blvd.
    Lake Isabella, Ca 93240
    (760)549-2000
  • Mojave Branch:
    1773 Hwy 58
    Mojave, Ca 93501
    (661)824-7100
  • Ridgecrest Branch:
    132 East Coso Ave.
    Ridgecrest, Ca 93555
    (661)384-5900
  • Shafter/Wasco Branch:
    325 Central Valley Hwy.
    Shafter, Ca 93263
    (661)746-7500
  • Taft/Maricopa Branch:
    311 Lincoln St.
    Taft, Ca 93268
    (661)763-8566