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


Appellate Division

The Honorable Robert S. Burns
The Honorable James LaPorte
The Honorable Donna Tarter - Presiding Judge
The Honorable Michael J. Reinhart 

Juvenile Court

The Honorable James LaPorte - Presiding Judge Juvenile Court


Commissioners of the Kings County Superior Court

Court Commissioner Julienne L. Rynda
Court 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**

PUBLIC NOTICE PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 68511.7
A COPY OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2016-2017 PROPOSED BUDGET IS POSTED FOR REVIEW.
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CLOSURE AND RELOCATION OF KINGS COUNTY SUPERIOR COURTHOUSE IN HANFORD

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COURT LIMITED HOURS DURING THE HOLIDAYS

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MAKE YOUR TRAFFIC CITATION PAYMENTS ONLINE
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ATTENTION:ONLINE PAYMENTS WILL ONLY BE TAKEN FOR TRAFFIC CITATIONS FILED AFTER OCTOBER 23, 2014.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FINANCIAL CASE INFORMATION FOR CASES FILED PRIOR TO OCTOBER 24, 2014, WILL NOT BE ACCESSIBLE ONLINE.


ATTENTION: THE COURT HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING TECHNICAL PROBLEMS WITH THE ONLINE CREDIT CARD PAYMENT SYSTEM. IF YOU RECEIVE AN ERROR MESSAGE INDICATING THAT YOUR PAYMENT WAS NOT PROCESSED, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MAKE ANOTHER PAYMENT. PLEASE CALL THE COURT AT 559-582-1010 PRESS OPTION 1 FOR TRAFFIC.

COURT CASE INFORMATION SEARCH
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PUBLIC NOTICE OF THE COURT'S PROPOSED LOCAL RULES FOR JANUARY 1, 2017
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Click Here for Proposed Local Rules.

TRAFFIC AMNESTY PROGRAM
Click Here for Information on the Traffic Amnesty Program.
Click Here for an Informational Video on the Traffic Amnesty Program.

CLICK HERE FOR AN AMNESTY PARTICIPATION FORM 2015 TO 2017.

PROPOSITION 47 and 64
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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 PRESS OPTION 1 FOR TRAFFIC.

CHANGE IN COURT DROP BOX HOURS EFFECTIVE DEC. 24, 2014
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NEW HANFORD COURTHOUSE GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY
Completion Date late 2015/early 2016.
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NEW STATEWIDE CIVIL FEE SCHEDULE
NEW Effective January 1, 2014
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ALL-PURPOSE ASSIGNMENT ORDERS FOR JUVENILE CASES
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TENTATIVE RULINGS
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PROCEDURE REGARDING TELEPHONIC APPEARANCES IN DCSS CASES
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Local Rules of Court
Effective October 1, 201
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