Kern County Superior Court serves Kern County California. Located north of Los Angeles Kern county is often referred to as the dividing line between Southern California and Northern California. Kern County Superior Court operates several courthouses to serve the legal needs of the residents of Kern County. The center of Kern County is Bakersfield California and there are 4 courthouses within the city of Bakersfield. The four Bakersfield courthouses handle felony criminal matters at the 1415 Truxtun address and DUI and misdemeanor issues at the Metropolitan Justice Building at the 1215 Truxtun address. Juvenile Court matters for the Kern County Superior Court are handled at the College Avenue courthouse and traffic court in Bakersfield is held at the 3131 Arrow Street Courthouse.
Outside the city of Bakersfield Kern County Superior Court operates several outlying courthouses. Lamont and Taft handle primarily traffic matters while Mojave handles a full calendar of traffic and criminal cases. Each of courts are part of the Kern County Superior Court.
Kern County Superior Court maintains courthouses in each of the following locations
Bakersfield Courthouse (Metropolitan Division) 1415 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Bakersfield Courthouse (Metropolitan Justice Building) 1215 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Bakersfield Traffic Courthouse (Metropolitan Division Traffic Court) 3131 Arrow Street, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Bakersfield Juvenile Courthouse (Metropolitan Juvenile Justice Center) 2100 College Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93305
Mojave Courthouse 1773 Highway 58, Mojave, CA 93501
Ridgecrest Courthouse 132 East Coso Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Shafter Courthouse (Wasco) 325 Central Valley Highway, Shafter, CA 93263
Delano Courthouse (McFarland) 1122 Jefferson Street, Delano, CA 93215
Lamont Courthouse (Arvin) 12022 Main Street, Lamont, CA 93241
Taft Courthouse (Maricopa) 311 Lincoln Street, Taft, CA 93268