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Superior Court Metropolitan Division

Address
1215 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone
661-868-2482
Fax
661-868-2695
Hours
8AM-4PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Traffic
Restricted Records
No probation reports, rap sheets, medical or financial released
General Note
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 Information

name, years to search

Years Available

Criminal records on computer since 1988, microfilm since 1988

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

Click here to run on-site court house search

Delano/McFarland Branch Superior Court - North Division

Address
1122 Jefferson St Delano, CA 93215
Phone
661-720-5800
Fax
661-721-1237
Hours
8AM-4PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No probation reports released
Civil Note
Search civil records free at www.kern.courts.ca.gov/home.aspx. Civil case info and calendars on special kiosk computers located at every court location and at website.
General Note
Access all recent court division criminal defendant records from this division computer.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: DOB

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1988, in index files from 1983. Records destroyed after 10 years

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

Taft Branch Superior Court - South Division

Address
311 N Lincoln St Taft, CA 93268
Phone
661-763-8531
Fax
661-763-2439
Hours
8AM-4PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No probation reports released
Civil Note
Search civil records free at www.kern.courts.ca.gov/home.aspx. Civil case info and calendars on special kiosk computers located at every court location and at website.
General Note
Access all recent court division criminal defendant records from this division's computer.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB; also helpful: address, SSN

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1988, in index files from 1983. Records destroyed after 10 years

Record Retrieval Methods

Phone, mail, in person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: address

Click here to run on-site court house search

Lamont/Arvin Branch Superior Court - South Division

Address
12022 Main St Lamont, CA 93241
Phone
661-868-5800
Fax
661-845-9142
Hours
8AM-4PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No probation reports released
Civil Note
Search civil records free at www.kern.courts.ca.gov/home.aspx. Civil case info and calendars on special kiosk computers located at every court location and at website.
General Note
Access all recent court division criminal defendant records from this division computer.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB; also helpful CA DL#, SSN, signed release

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1989. Records destroyed after 10 years

Record Retrieval Methods

Fax, mail, in person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

Kern River Branch Superior Court - East Division

Address
7046 Lake Isabella Blvd Lake Isabella, CA 93240
Phone
760-549-2000
Fax
760-549-2120
Hours
8AM-4PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No probation reports released
Civil Note
Search civil records free at www.kern.courts.ca.gov/home.aspx. Civil case info and calendars on special kiosk computers located at every court location and at website.
General Note
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 Information

name, years to search

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1991, in index files from 1983. Records destroyed after 10 years

Record Retrieval Methods

Phone, mail, in person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, DOB, years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

Mojave Branch Superior Court - East Division

Address
1773 Hwy 58 Mojave, CA 93501
Phone
661-824-7100
Fax
661-824-7089
Hours
8AM-3PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No probation reports released
Civil Note
Search civil records free at www.kern.courts.ca.gov/home.aspx. Civil case info and calendars on special kiosk computers located at every court location and at website.
General Note
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 Information

name, years to search, DOB

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1991, in index files from 1983.

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, fax, in person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

Ridgecrest Branch Superior Court - East Division

Address
132 E Coso St Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Phone
760-384-5900
Fax
760-384-5899
Hours
8AM-4PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No probation reports released
Civil Note
Search civil records free at www.kern.courts.ca.gov/home.aspx. Civil case info and calendars on special kiosk computers located at every court location and at website.
General Note
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 Information

name, years to search; also helpful: DOB, SSN

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1990, in index files from 1983. Records destroyed after 5 years.

Record Retrieval Methods

Phone, fax, mail, in person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

Shafter/Wasco Branch Superior Court - North Division

Address
325 Central Valley Hwy Shafter, CA 93263
Phone
661-746-7500
Fax
661-746-0545
Hours
8AM-4PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records
No probation reports released
Civil Note
Search civil records free at www.kern.courts.ca.gov/home.aspx. Civil case info and calendars on special kiosk computers located at every court location and at website.
General Note
Access all recent court division criminal defendant records from this division computer.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB; also helpful: address, SSN

Years Available

Criminal records on computer since 1988, traffic since 1991

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: address

Click here to run on-site court house search

Superior Court

Address
1415 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone
661-868-5393
Fax
661-868-4883
Hours
8AM-4PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Civil Actions, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate
Restricted Records
No adoption, juvenile, medical, probation or sealed records released
Civil Note
Search civil records free at www.kern.courts.ca.gov/home.aspx. Civil case info and calendars on special kiosk computers located at every court location and at website.
General Note
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 Information

name, years to search, DOB

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1989, also microfiche, archived, and in index files

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Click here to run on-site court house search

Kern County Court Recorder Offices

County Recorder

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

Courier Offices

Address
1655 Chester Ave Hall of Records Bakersfield, CA 93301

County Assessor

Phone
661-868-3485

Treasurer

Phone
661-868-3490

Treasurer

Appraiser
661-868-3485

Elections

Appraiser
661-868-3590

Vital

Appraiser
661-868-6449