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Welcome to the Superior Court of California
County of Kings

Welcome to the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Kings Web Site. This web site will provide you with important information about all Court matters. This information is kept current as updated information is obtained.

Our Mission Statement

The Superior Court of the State of California, County of Kings, is dedicated to:

  • maximizing 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.

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, and 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.

Kings County enjoys a diverse population of 138,564 and encompasses a 1,391 Square Mile Area.

Judges of the Kings County Superior Court  

The Honorable Steven D. Barnes - Assistant Presiding Judge
The Honorable Robert S. Burns
The Honorable Thomas DeSantos - Presiding Judge
The Honorable Jennifer Giuliani
The Honorable James LaPorte
The Honorable Michael J. Reinhart
The Honorable Donna Tarter


Appellate Division

The Honorable Steven D. Barnes  - Presiding Judge
The Honorable Robert S. Burns
The Honorable James LaPorte
The Honorable Donna Tarter

Juvenile Court

The Honorable James LaPorte - Presiding Judge Juvenile Court


Commissioners of the Kings County Superior Court

Superior Court Commissioner Julienne L. Rynda
AB 1058 Commissioner Jeremias F. De Melo, Jr.


Administrative Officers of the Kings County Superior Court

 
Mr. Jeffrey E. Lewis - Clerk of Court & Jury Commissioner
 


Historic Court House

**Disclaimer**

NEW : EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 27, 2014, THE COURT WILL BE ACCEPTING CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS FOR TRAFFIC CITATIONS FILED AFTER OCTOBER 23, 2014, THROUGH THE WEB SITE PORTAL. THE PUBLIC WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO ACCESS CASE INFORMATION THROUGH THE SAME WEB SITE.
>> Click Here to View Kings County New Web Portal.

NEW EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 23, 2014, THE COURT WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS FOR TRAFFIC CITATIONS OVER THE PHONE. PLEASE CALL THE TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT AT 559-582-1010 EXT. 3056 FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON PAYMENT OPTIONS.

PROPOSED RULE CHANGE
>> Click Here to View Public Notice. >>>>Click Here to View Proposed Rule Change.

NEW PUBLIC NOTICE OF HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
>> Click Here to View Public Notice of Holiday Schedule.

PUBLIC NOTICE OF THE COURT'S ANNUAL TRIAL COURT ALLOCATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH CALIFORNIA RULE OF COURT 10.620(f)
>> Click Here to View Budget Memo. >>>>Click Here to View 2014-15 Estimated TCTF Monthly Base Distribution

NEW HANFORD COURTHOUSE GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY
>> Completion Date late 2015/early 2016. >>>>Click Here to View Pictures

NEW STATEWIDE CIVIL FEE SCHEDULE
NEW >> Effective January 1, 2014 >>>>Click Here to View

CHANGE IN HOURS OF OPERATION for CORCORAN COURT
>>>>Click Here to View Notice

TENTATIVE RULINGS
>>>Click Here to View Rulings

PROCEDURE REGARDING TELEPHONIC APPEARANCES IN DCSS CASES
>>>Click Here to View Procedure

CHANGE IN HOURS OF OPERATION
>>VIEW ANNOUNCEMENT

 

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