Kings County Court

Find Kings County California courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.


Avenal Superior Court 501 East Kings Street Avenal CA 93204 559-386-5225


Corcoran Superior Court 1000 Chittenden Avenue Corcoran CA 93212 559-992-5193

Hanford Superior Court 1426 South Drive Hanford CA 93230 559-582-1010

Lemoore Superior Court 449 C Street Lemoore CA 93245 559-924-7757

About Kings County Courts

Courts in Kings County, CA are government institutions that resolve legal disputes in accordance with local Kings County and California law and are housed in Kings County courthouses. Courts are divided into Criminal Courts and Civil Courts. In Kings County Criminal Courts, the government prosecutes a case against parties accused of breaking the law. In Kings County Civil Courts the Court resolves disputes between citizens.

You may contact Courts for questions about:
  • Kings County court records and judgments
  • Law documents, filings and case records
  • Appealing Kings County court judgments
  • Court calendars and dockets
  • Kings County background checks
Kings County Court Records

Kings County court records are available to the public at the Kings County Courthouse. Records vary by specific court, however, commonly requested public records include copies of court decisions, court filings and records, court dockets and calendars, people and background check information as well as criminal records.

About the US Court System

The United States Legal System is comprised of a Federal Court System and Fifty State Court Systems which hear cases at Kings County Courthouses.

Kings County Trial Courts

Kings County Courts, where cases are heard for the first time, are where both sides, the prosecutor and defendant present evidence to argue and support their versions of events. A jury usually decides the outcome of cases and a single judge presides over the court room.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

Limited Jurisdiction Courts in Kings County are typically limited to hearing only cases about small claims, traffic and driving violations, and misdemeanor offenses. Other courts of limited jurisdiction include Kings County Probate Courts and Kings County Family Courts.

Appellate Court in Kings County, California

Appellate Courts, or Courts of Appeal, hear appeals of decisions that are reached in Kings County Trial Courts. A judge or a panel of judges presides over the appellate process and decides the outcome of the trial rather than a jury.

California Federal Courts

Federal Courts are divided into Trial Courts and Appellate courts. Kings County Federal Courts are divided into Courts of General Jurisdiction and Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. General Jurisdiction Courts preside over all matters of cases, whereas Courts of Limited Jurisdiction are limited by their scope. Federal Courts in California are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and have jurisdictional authority over defined geographic areas.

Twelve Circuit Courts comprise the US Appellate Court System with the United States Supreme Court at its head. Appellate Courts in California state are similar to the Federal System, whereas multiple appellate courts hear cases within a defined geographic area, governed by the highest State Court, the California Supreme Court.