Info By Division

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

Special Announcement

Posted February 24, 2021

MANDATORY ELECTRONIC FILING

Effective July 1, 2021 electronic filing is mandatory for all civil case types: Unlimited, Limited, Small Claims, Probate and Guardianships, Family Law, Family Support, Adoption and Mental Health. Exceptions will apply. Self-Represented parties are exempt from the mandatory electronic filing requirement pursuant to California Rules of Court section 2.253(b)(2).

Special Announcement

Posted December 14, 2020

Self-Help Center Closed

Effective December 14, 2020, The Self-Help Center is CLOSED, please call 559-582-1010, ext. 6147, for assistance by phone.

Special Announcement

Posted June 19, 2020

Face Coverings Required

Please refer to the Governor’s Order as cited in the notification from the California Department of Public Health.
Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings

Special Announcement

Updated December 11, 2020

Coronavirus Information for the Public

COVID-19 General Orders and Press Releases

Posted April 2, 2020
Current Child Custody and Visitation Orders

Nothing in the Governor's Stay-At-Home Order affects child custody and visitation orders of this court as well as custodial exchanges to facilitate those orders. The parties may travel to and from custodial exchange locations. The court expects the parties to continue to comply with all child custody and visitation orders. A party who believes that circumstances exist such that their custodial orders need to be modified may file a Request for Order seeking a modification of the orders. Emergency requests may be made as appropriate and in compliance with applicable procedures for doing so.

Posted March 18, 2020
In an effort to curtail the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Superior Court of Kings County, will continue to provide Self-Help and Family Law Facilitator (FLF) services in person.  However, Self Help and FLF staff will be providing services inside the Court’s Lobby at the Civil Service Windows.  Only one (1) person per Staff member at a time will be allowed entrance into the Court’s Lobby.  This will provide the recommended six (6) feet social distance space required between people.  Court users will also be able to call in to the Self-Help Center to get questions answered and to be provided information regarding online services. 

Court News & Notices

Posted: March 24, 2020
To assist self-represented litigants during this time of shutdown, the below links are available to help self-represented litigants complete forms for the following essential functions:
Restraining Orders Triage
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Request
CHRO
Elder Abuse

Posted: March 13, 2020
Information regarding the Coronavirus

Posted: February 21, 2020 
Notice: re: Requests for Temporary Emergency (Ex-Parte) Orders

Posted: December 23, 2019
Notice: Change of Self-Help Center Hours of Operations

Posted: December 16, 2019
Notice of Civil Fee Changes effective January 1, 2020

Posted: May 6, 2019
Jaime Osuna Case Information
Folder will be updated as information becomes available.

Self-Help Center

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Welcome to Kings County Superior Court

Presiding Judge: Honorable Robert Shane Burns
Assistant Presiding Judge: Honorable Michael J. Reinhart
Court Executive Officer: Michelle S. Martinez

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:

Location

Hanford Courthouse:
1640 Kings County Drive
Hanford, CA 93230

Phone:(559) 582-1010

Monday - Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Jury Status: (559) 589-2700

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