Kern County Records

Search for Kern County CA county records. County records include birth certificates, death certificates, marriage records, marriage licenses, divorce records, property tax records, property ownership, historical records, genealogical research, property titles, property deeds, county maps, county taxes, county zones, school boundaries, and more.


Clerk Offices in Kern County California are responsible for maintaining important records for a county or local area, including multiple types of Kern County records. These include vital records such as birth certificates, marriage records, divorce records, and death certificates, which can be useful for proving identity or for conducting genealogical research in Kern County. They may also keep documents related to Kern County property ownership and property taxes, including title deeds, tax assessments, property appraisals, and property sale records. The Kern County Clerk is one of the best places to find all types of county records, which may be available online.

Delano Clerk Delano CA 1015 11th Avenue 93215 661-720-2228

Kern County Clerk Bakersfield CA 1115 Truxtun Avenue 93301 661-868-3590


Town and City Halls in Kern County California are responsible for providing municipal services for their locality. As part of this job, they may store important county records, including Kern County vital records such as birth certificates, marriage license records, divorce records, and death certificates. These can be used as proof of identity, in applications for government services, or for performing genealogical research. The Town or City Hall in Kern County may also keep documents on property ownership, property taxes and tax assessments, and maps for their jurisdiction that include zones, property boundaries, and school boundaries. Town and City Halls often make county records available online.

Arvin City Hall Arvin CA 200 Campus Drive 93203 661-854-3134

Bakersfield City Hall Bakersfield CA 1600 Truxtun Avenue 93301 661-326-3767

California City City Hall California CA 21000 Hacienda Boulevard 93505 760-373-8661

Delano City Hall Delano CA 1015 11th Avenue 93215 661-721-9985

Maricopa City Hall Maricopa CA 400 California Street 93252 661-769-8279

McFarland City Hall McFarland CA 401 West Kern Avenue 93250 661-792-2121

Ridgecrest City Hall Ridgecrest CA 100 West California Avenue 93555 760-499-5040

Shafter City Hall Shafter CA 336 Pacific Avenue 93263 661-746-5000

Taft City Hall Taft CA 209 East Kern Street 93268 661-763-1222

Tehachapi City Hall Tehachapi CA 115 South Robinson Street 93561 661-822-2200

Wasco City Hall Wasco CA 764 E Street 93280 661-758-7200


Historical Societies in Kern County California are usually organized around a particular area, a group of people, or a historical event, and they preserve documents that have historic value. Kern County Historical Societies may maintain a range of documents on individuals from that area, including Kern County vital records such as birth and death certificates, marriage announcements, and other records that can help with Kern County genealogical research. They may also have photographs, historical maps, historical laws, and other records for their location and the people who lived there. Historical Societies may provide online access to their Kern County public records.

Delano Historical Society Delano CA 330 South Lexington Street 93215 661-725-6730

Golden Empire Historical Society Bakersfield CA 1534 19th Street 93301 661-325-2595

Ridge Route Communities Museum & Historical Society Frazier Park CA 3515 Park Drive 93225 661-245-7747

The Upper Mojave Desert The Historical Society Ridgecrest CA 230 West Ridgecrest Boulevard 93555 760-375-8456

Wasco Historical Society Wasco CA 918 6th Street 93280 661-758-8948


Assessor Offices in Kern County California determine the appraisal value of the taxable property within a county or local jurisdiction, which is used to assess the property taxes owed by Kern County residents. Kern County Assessors also keep a number of property-related documents, including records on property tax assessments, property appraisals, tax liens, foreclosures, and property tax payments. These Kern County public records include information about current and former owners of a property, the property's size and location, zones and use regulations, and transfers of the property ownership. Assessors may make county records available through their website.

Kern County Assessor Lake Isabella CA 7050 Lake Isabella Boulevard 93240 661-868-6364

Kern County Assessor Ridgecrest CA 400 North China Lake Boulevard 93555 760-384-5834

Kern County Assessor's Office Bakersfield CA 1115 Truxtun Avenue 93301 661-868-3485


Archives in Kern County California preserve historically significant documents, which can include a number of county records, such as historical birth certificates and death certificates, as well as marriage and divorce records which can be useful when performing Kern County genealogical research. Kern County Archives may also contain photographs, historical maps, personal documents, and other historical records about a specific location and the people who lived there. They may also hold historic newspapers that contain Kern County public records. Some Archives keep documents that date back to the seventeenth century, and they may provide online access to their records.

Kern County Hall of Records Archive Bakersfield CA 1655 Chester Avenue 93301 661-868-6400

Kern County Vital Records Archive Bakersfield CA 1800 Mount Vernon Avenue 93306 661-868-0335


Recorders of Deeds in Kern County California keep a range of real estate ownership documents for a county or local government as part of their job to ensure the accuracy of property, land, and Kern County property tax records. The Kern County Recorder's Office has county records on property ownership, transfers of property including deeds and titles, and property tax records such as property appraisals, Kern County tax assessments, and tax liens or foreclosures. These documents contain information about the previous and current property owners, descriptions of the property, and Kern County property sales. Recorders of Deeds may provide online access to their county records.

Kern County Recorder of Deeds Bakersfield CA 1655 Chester Avenue 93301 661-868-6400


Treasurer and Tax Collector Offices in Kern County California are responsible for collecting local taxes and disbursing the funds. This can include Kern County property taxes, business taxes, and other county or local taxes. Kern County Treasurer and Tax Collectors maintain a number of property-related county records, including Kern County property tax assessments, property appraisals, property ownership records, and any tax liens or foreclosures. They may also maintain Kern County public records on property transfers and sales, including titles and deeds, which list the former and current owners as well as information on the property itself. Treasurer and Tax Collector Offices may provide online access to their county records.

Kern County Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office Bakersfield CA 1115 Truxtun Avenue 93301 661-868-3490