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This page lists public record sources in Kern County, California. Additional resources can be found on our California State Public Records page, on city pages, and on topic pages.
Kern County, California - Free Public Records Directory
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County InfoKern County, California Home Page
General information about Kern County
Area: 8,142 sq. miles
County Seat: Bakersfield
Area Code(s): 559 619 661 760 805
Time Zone: Pacific
Free SearchCalifornia Court Records and other Resources
Links to state and local court records, general California court information, directory of courts, and online resources for courts in California.
Free SearchCourt Directory and Court Records Info
Directory of court locations in Kern County, California. Includes local links to searching court records, dockets, legal research, self help, and more.
Free SearchProperty Tax Search
Search for Kern County property tax billing and payment records by Assessor's tax number, file number, bill number, or address. Payments may be made online.
Free SearchRecorded Map Search
Search Kern County recorded maps by map type, book, and page.
Contact InfoBirth, Death and Marriage Records
View information about ordering Kern County birth, death, and marriage certificates by mail or online.
Free SearchFictitious Business Names Search
Search for Kern County fictitious business name (fbn) filings by business name, date, or file number.
Free SearchKern County census information summary
Kern County statistics for population, ethnicity, housing, geography and businesses. From the U.S. Census Bureau. Select Kern county from the drop down menu.
Free SearchSheriff's News Releases
View Kern County Sheriff's news releases including criminal activity and arrests.
Free SearchSheriff's Live Dispatch
Listen to Kern County Sheriff's live dispatch audio.
Free SearchMissing Persons
View information about and photos of Kern County missing persons.
Free SearchCrime Mapping
Search interactive crime maps of Kern County.
Free SearchTax Sale
View Kern County tax sale information and available properties.
Free SearchPower to Sell Properties
View Kern County tax-default properties subjected to the "Power to Sell."
Free SearchCounty-Owned Property Sales
View Kern County surplus county-owned properties available for sale and bidding information.
Contact InfoDelinquent Taxes and Tax Sales
Kern County Treasurer - Tax Collector
1115 Truxtun Ave., 2nd Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: (661) 868-3490
Free SearchLibrary Databases
Search Kern County library databases including full-text newspaper, magazine, journal, and encyclopedia articles, and genealogy resources. Home access to these databases is available with your library card and PIN.
Free SearchVeterans Registry
Search Kern County veterans registry by name. Details include name, year of birth, and branch of service.
Free SearchGIS Mapping
Search interactive Kern County GIS map for property tax and assessment records. Search by parcel number, address, or intersection. Map also provides zoning, flood plains, parks, trails, schools, soils, and more.
Free SearchCounty Mapping and Survey Information
View Kern County maps and survey information including road and corner records, parcels, case, survey, tract and zone maps.
Free SearchInmate Search
Search Kern County inmate records through Vinelink. Search by agency and offender ID or name. Details include offender name, date of birth, offender ID, custody status, reporting agency, current location, and scheduled release date.
Free SearchGovernment Jobs
View Kern County government job openings and employment information.
Free SearchCounty Code
Search or view Kern County municipal code, codified through ordinance number G-8368, passed December 11, 2012.
Contact InfoMarriage Licenses
View requirements for obtaining a Kern County marriage license as well as a listing of local wedding officiants.
Free SearchHeath Inspections
Search Kern County health inspection reports including food facilities, water systems, public pools and spas, hazardous materials, hotels and motels, body art, and solid and medical waste. Search by facility name, location, or inspection type.
Free SearchBuilding Permit Status
Search for the status of Kern County building permits by permit number.
Free SearchSex Offender Registry
Search and map sex offenders in any California County. Details include offender name, photo, address, known aliases, physical description, date of birth, offenses, and risk assessment.
Free SearchRegistered Sex Offenders
Search for registered sex offenders living in Kern County by city, address or name. Details include name, photo, aliases, registration number, physical description, address, offenses, and conviction dates.
Free SearchBids and Requests for Proposals
View current Kern County bids and requests for proposals.
Free SearchAgendas, Minutes, Videos
view Kern County Board of Supervisors meeting agendas, minutes, and videos from 1997 to present, or search minutes archive by keywords.
Free SearchLive Board Meetings
View live broadcasts of Kern County Board of Supervisors meetings.
Free SearchState of the County Addresses
View videos and text of past Kern County Board of Supervisors State of the County Addresses.
Free SearchUnclaimed Property
Search for Kern County unclaimed monies by company name or last name.
Contact InfoVoter and Election Information
View information about Kern County voter registration, voting by mail, military and overseas voting, and upcoming elections.
Free SearchElection Results
View Kern County election results from 2000 to present.
Free SearchPolling Place Locator
Search for your Kern County polling location, and view sample ballots, districts, and representatives by address.
Free SearchVote By Mail Status
Search for Kern County vote by mail status by name, birth date, and house number.
Free SearchSupervisor District Lookup
Search for your Kern County Supervisor district information by address.
Free SearchCampaign Finance Documents Search
Search for Kern County campaign finance statements by period ending, last name, committee, or key word.
Free SearchProvisional Ballot Status
Search Kern County provisional ballot status by election, precinct, and ID number.
Free SearchVoting Precinct and District Maps
Search interactive Kern County GIS map for voting precincts and districts.
Free SearchMost Wanted Persons
View Kern County Sheriff's most wanted persons. Details include name, photo, physical description, case number, and charges.
Free SearchMost Wanted Escapees
View information about and photos of Kern County Sheriff's most wanted escapees.
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