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Kern County, California
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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.

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County Info
Kern County, California Home Page
General information about Kern County
Population: 734,846
Area: 8,142 sq. miles
County Seat: Bakersfield
Area Code(s): 559 619 661 760 805
Time Zone: Pacific

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California 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.

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Court 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.

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Property Search and Mapping
Search for Kern County property records and parcel maps by parcel number or address. Results include assessed values, tax bills, and issued building permits.
Kern County Assessor
1115 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: (661) 868-3485

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Property 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.

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Recorded Document Search
Search for Kern County recorded land documents by name, document number, document date, or document class.
Recorder of Deeds, Birth, Death and Marrriage Records
Kern County Recorder
1655 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: (661) 868-6400

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Recorded Map Search
Search Kern County recorded maps by map type, book, and page.

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Birth, Death and Marriage Records
View information about ordering Kern County birth, death, and marriage certificates by mail or online.

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Fictitious Business Names Search
Search for Kern County fictitious business name (fbn) filings by business name, date, or file number.

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Kern 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.

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Sheriff's News Releases
View Kern County Sheriff's news releases including criminal activity and arrests.

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Sheriff's Live Dispatch
Listen to Kern County Sheriff's live dispatch audio.

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Missing Persons
View information about and photos of Kern County missing persons.

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Crime Mapping
Search interactive crime maps of Kern County.

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Tax Sale
View Kern County tax sale information and available properties.

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Power to Sell Properties
View Kern County tax-default properties subjected to the "Power to Sell."

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County-Owned Property Sales
View Kern County surplus county-owned properties available for sale and bidding information.

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Delinquent Taxes and Tax Sales
Kern County Treasurer - Tax Collector
1115 Truxtun Ave., 2nd Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: (661) 868-3490

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Library 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.

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Veterans Registry
Search Kern County veterans registry by name. Details include name, year of birth, and branch of service.

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GIS 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.

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County Mapping and Survey Information
View Kern County maps and survey information including road and corner records, parcels, case, survey, tract and zone maps.

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Inmate Search
Search for Kern County inmate records by inmate number or name. Details include inmate name, inmate number, date of birth, housing location, arrest date and time, bail amount, anticipated release date, hearing information, booking information, and charges.
Sheriff's Office and Jails
Kern County Sheriff's Office, Detentions Bureau
1350 Norris Road, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Phone: (661) 391-7500

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Inmate 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.

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Government Jobs
View Kern County government job openings and employment information.

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County Code
Search or view Kern County municipal code, codified through ordinance number G-8368, passed December 11, 2012.

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Marriage Licenses
View requirements for obtaining a Kern County marriage license as well as a listing of local wedding officiants.

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Heath 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.

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Building Permit Status
Search for the status of Kern County building permits by permit number.

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Sex 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.

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Registered 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.

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Bids and Requests for Proposals
View current Kern County bids and requests for proposals.

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Agendas, Minutes, Videos
view Kern County Board of Supervisors meeting agendas, minutes, and videos from 1997 to present, or search minutes archive by keywords.

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Live Board Meetings
View live broadcasts of Kern County Board of Supervisors meetings.

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State of the County Addresses
View videos and text of past Kern County Board of Supervisors State of the County Addresses.

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Unclaimed Property
Search for Kern County unclaimed monies by company name or last name.

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Voter and Election Information
View information about Kern County voter registration, voting by mail, military and overseas voting, and upcoming elections.

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Election Results
View Kern County election results from 2000 to present.

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Polling Place Locator
Search for your Kern County polling location, and view sample ballots, districts, and representatives by address.

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Vote By Mail Status
Search for Kern County vote by mail status by name, birth date, and house number.

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Supervisor District Lookup
Search for your Kern County Supervisor district information by address.

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Campaign Finance Documents Search
Search for Kern County campaign finance statements by period ending, last name, committee, or key word.

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Provisional Ballot Status
Search Kern County provisional ballot status by election, precinct, and ID number.

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Voting Precinct and District Maps
Search interactive Kern County GIS map for voting precincts and districts.

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Most Wanted Persons
View Kern County Sheriff's most wanted persons. Details include name, photo, physical description, case number, and charges.

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Most Wanted Escapees
View information about and photos of Kern County Sheriff's most wanted escapees.

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