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Public Access to Judicial Administrative Records

DO NOT USE this web address or email link to request information about your case, e.g., your divorce, change of name, adoption, et cetera, or questions regarding record searches related to case information.  That information is routinely available in the clerk's office during regular business hours (Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am - 11:30 am), or in other sections of the Court's website.

If you are looking for other court records, information or documents please click on the specific division:

Appeals - Civil - Criminal - Family & Children - Jury Services - Juvenile -Small Claims - Traffic


PURPOSE OF THIS WEB PAGE: To publicize the procedure to follow to request a copy of or to inspect a judicial administrative record.  Examples of judicial administrative records subject to public access are outlined in rule 10.500(e)(2) of the California Rules of Court.

BACKGROUND: Effective January 1, 2010, Rule 10.500 of the California Rules of Court  sets forth comprehensive public access provisions applicable to judicial administrative records maintained by state trial and appellate courts, the Judicial Council, and the Administrative office of the Courts (AOC).

PROCEDURE FOR RECORDS REQUEST SUBJECT TO RULE 10.500 OF THE CALIFORNIA RULES OF COURT:  Judicial administrative records are not maintained in the clerk's office at the various court locations, Therefore, a request for access to judicial administrative records maintained by the Superior Court of California, County of Kings subject to the provisions of rule 10.500 should be directed to the Court Executive Office as follows:

Superior Court of California, County of Kings
Attention: Jeffery E. Lewis
Court Executive Officer
Clerk of the Courts
Jury Commissioner
1640 Kings County Dr.
Hanford, California 93230

Telephone: (559) 582-1010 Ext. 6003
Fax: (559) 585-3260



The Court Clerk's office hours are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Thursday and Friday 8:00a.m. - 11:30 a.m. with the exception of judicial holidays. The Superior Court will make identifiable judicial administrative records available upon request, unless the records are exempt from disclosure under rule 10.500 of the California Rules of Court.


NOTE: Records requested may be subject to payment of a fee as provided under California Rules of Court, rule 10.500(e)(4).

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