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Visit the Appeals Division

A non-prevailing party in a case may ask a higher court to review the decision in their case and determine if the decision was correct. They may do this by filing an appeal or, in some instances, a writ.

Visit the Civil Division

The Civil Division assists parties with cases involving: recovery of money or property in non-contract civil disputes or contract enforcement; civil rights, and, landlord tenant actions.

Visit the Criminal Division

The Criminal Division has jurisdiction over felonies, misdemeanors, infractions.

Visit the Family Court Services Division

The Family Court Services Division hears matters involving family-related issues and domestic relations.

Visit the Small Claims Division

The Small Claims Division handles cases that do not exceed $10,000 and are resolved quickly and inexpensively with relatively simple and informal rules.

Visit the Traffic Division

The Traffic Division has jurisdiction over Vehicle Code violations and local ordinance violations.

Court News & Notices

Posted: November 28, 2017
Court Limited Hours during the Holidays

Posted:November 14, 2017
Employment Opportunities

Updated: November 1, 2017
RFP: Records Scanning Service
Intent to Award

Posted: September 21, 2017
New Standing Orders Posted
2017-06 - Juvenile Dependency Assignment
2017-07 - Juvenile Delinquency Assignment

Posted: August 2, 2017
Public Notice: Fiscal Year 2017-18 Court Trust Fund (TCTF and General Fund Allocations

Posted: March 14, 2017
Media Plan

Welcome to Kings County Superior Court

Presiding Judge: Honorable Steven D. Barnes
Assistant Presiding Judge: Honorable Donna Tarter
Court Executive Officer: Jeffrey E. Lewis 

Kings County is located in the Southern San Joaquin Valley, the world’s most productive agricultural area.  Residents and visitors enjoy a variety of recreational activities that include boating, hunting, fishing, hiking, water and snow skiing.  The City of Hanford is the County seat.  Kings County is proud to be the home of the Lemoore Naval Air Station. 

Mission Statement

The mission of Kings County Superior Court is to maximize access to justice in an expedient and timely manner; preserving a balance between independence and accountability and treating everyone with equality, fairness and integrity in order to maximize public trust and confidence. 

Temporary Judge Program

Kings County Superior Court is looking to add attorneys to its pool of temporary judges. For more information, please read the announcement:




Hanford Courthouse:
1640 Kings County Drive
Hanford, CA 93230 

Phone: (559) 582-1010 

Monday - Thursday:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Jury Status: (559) 589-2700

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