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Kern County Criminal & Court Records

  • Superior Court Metropolitan Division Click here to run on-site court house search

    Records for the Kern County Superior Court Metropolitan Division may be viewed in person only. To request transcripts or copies of recordings, email, write, or go online to the Kern County courts website. Cases tried at this court include criminal, civil, family law, juveniles, small claims, and traffic.

    1215 Truxtun Ave

    Bakersfield, CA 93301
     661-868-2482
     661-868-2695  8AM-4PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Traffic
    Notes Formerly Bakersfield Municipal Court. Includes Bakersfield, Oildale, Edison, Glenville, Woody. Access all recent court division criminal defendant records from this division computer.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years AvailableCriminal records on computer since 1988, microfilm since 1988
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records

  • Delano/McFarland Branch Superior Court - North Division Click here to run on-site court house search

    Records for the Delano/McFarland Branch Superior Court may be viewed in person. Records are not available online; however, copies may be requested via email, mail, or online. Cases heard at this court include traffic, family law, criminal, juvenile, civil, small claims, and probate. Cases that did not use a court reporter have recordings available rather than transcripts.

    1122 Jefferson St

    Delano, CA 93215
     661-720-5800
     661-721-1237  8AM-4PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Access all recent court division criminal defendant records from this division computer.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: DOB
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1988, in index files from 1983. Records destroyed after 10 years
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Taft Branch Superior Court - South Division Click here to run on-site court house search

    Records for the Taft Branch of the Kern County Superior Court must be viewed in person; they are not available on the Internet; however, transcripts or copies of recordings can be requested by email, on the internet, or in writing. The Taft Branch court hears cases dealing with civil, criminal, traffic, family law, juvenile, probate, and small claims cases.

    311 N Lincoln St

    Taft, CA 93268
     661-763-8531
     661-763-2439  8AM-4PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Access all recent court division criminal defendant records from this division's computer.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB; also helpful: address, SSN
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1988, in index files from 1983. Records destroyed after 10 years
    • Record Retrieval MethodsPhone, mail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: address
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Lamont/Arvin Branch Superior Court - South Division Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Arvin Branch of the Superior Court of California for Kern County makes records available in person only. Records may be requested via email, mail, or online. Transcripts are available except where recordings were made; in those cases, copies of the recordings may be requested. Cases heard at this court include traffic, civil, criminal, family law, small claims, juvenile, and probate matters.

    12022 Main St

    Lamont, CA 93241
     661-868-5800
     661-845-9142  8AM-4PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Access all recent court division criminal defendant records from this division computer.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB; also helpful CA DL#, SSN, signed release
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1989. Records destroyed after 10 years
    • Record Retrieval MethodsFax, mail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Kern River Branch Superior Court - East Division Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Kern River branch of the Superior Court hears cases from the Eastern Division of Kern County. Court records may be viewed in person only; they are not available online. Requests for copies of records may be made online, via email, or via mail. Depending on the case, recordings may be available rather than transcripts.

    7046 Lake Isabella Blvd

    Lake Isabella, CA 93240
     760-549-2000
     760-549-2120  8AM-4PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Includes the communities of Lake Isabella, Kern River, Weldon, Onyx, and Mt Mesa. You should be able to access all recent court division criminal defendant records from this division computer.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1991, in index files from 1983. Records destroyed after 10 years
    • Record Retrieval MethodsPhone, mail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, DOB, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Mojave Branch Superior Court - East Division Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Mojave Branch of the Superior Court of California for the County of Kern does not have online access to records available; however, transcripts can be requested online or by writing to the court. Records may also be viewed in person. When a recording was made for a family law, unlimited civil, or felony criminal case, transcripts are not available. For limited civil, misdemeanor, and traffic cases, only transcripts are available.

    1773 Hwy 58

    Mojave, CA 93501
     661-824-7100
     661-824-7089  8AM-3PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Includes California City, Edwards AFB, Mojave, Boron, Rosemond, Cantil, and Tehachapi. You should be able to access all recent court division criminal defendant records from this division computer.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1991, in index files from 1983.
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, fax, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Ridgecrest Branch Superior Court - East Division Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Ridgecrest Branch of the Superior Court of California, East Division, hears cases dealing with civil, criminal, family law, probate, small claims, traffic, and juveniles. Records are not available online; however, records may be requested online or via email. Records may also be viewed in person. Transcripts are available except when recordings were made for family law, unlimited civil, and felony criminal cases.

    132 E Coso St

    Ridgecrest, CA 93555
     760-384-5900
     760-384-5899  8AM-4PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Includes the communities of Ridgecrest, Inyokern, China Lake, Johannesburg, and Randsburg. You should be able to access all recent court division criminal defendant records from this division computer.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: DOB, SSN
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1990, in index files from 1983. Records destroyed after 5 years.
    • Record Retrieval MethodsPhone, fax, mail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Shafter/Wasco Branch Superior Court - North Division Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Shafter/Wasco Branch of the Superior Court for the State of California tries cases dealing with traffic, criminal, family law, juvenile court, civil court, small claims, and probate matters. Records are not available on the Internet; however, records may be requested online or via email or mail. Records may also be viewed in person at the courthouse. Cases which were taped rather than use a court reporter will have recordings available instead of transcripts.

    325 Central Valley Hwy

    Shafter, CA 93263
     661-746-7500
     661-746-0545  8AM-4PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Access all recent court division criminal defendant records from this division computer.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB; also helpful: address, SSN
    • Years AvailableCriminal records on computer since 1988, traffic since 1991
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: address
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Superior Court Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Superior Court of California for the County of Kern hears cases dealing with civil, criminal, traffic, family law, juveniles, probate, and small claims matters. Records must be viewed in person; they are not available on the Internet; however, transcripts or copies of recordings can be requested by email, on the internet, or in writing. No information will be given via telephone, and search requests may not be made via telephone.

    1415 Truxtun Ave

    Bakersfield, CA 93301
     661-868-5393
     661-868-4883  8AM-4PM
    Jurisdiction Felony, Civil Actions, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate
    Notes Has electronic access to all divisions. Felonies in Rm 111. Misdemeanors at separate address - see separate listing. No faxing to criminal record section. Probate at #100, 1st Fl.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized from 1989, also microfiche, archived, and in index files
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person, online
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

Kern County Background Checks

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Kern County Court Recorder Offices

County Recorder

Kern County
1655 Chester Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
661-868-6400
661-868-6401 8AM-5PM; recording 8AM-2PM; Copy Svc 8AM-4:30PM
Record Availability All recorded documents are in one master index. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1974.

Courier Offices

1655 Chester Ave
Hall of Records
Bakersfield, CA 93301

County Assessor

661-868-3485

Treasurer

661-868-3490

Appraiser

661-868-3485

Elections

661-868-3590

Vital Records

661-868-6449

 
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