Service window will close at 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon on Friday

Taft's courthouse's days are already numbered, and now hours are being cut.
The Taft branch of Kern County Superior Court on North Lincoln Street now has a sign on the front door announcing that court counter services will only be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday's.
The new hours went into effect on Monday.
Nearly all court services will be moving to Lamont in September and the local court will only be in operation for a few hours on Fridays.
The last day for the Taft Court to hold criminal and civil proceedings is Sept. 9.
The cutbacks were caused by severe cuts in state funding.
The Lake Isabella Courthouse shut its doors last earlier this month.