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County Clerk

Mary B. Bedard, CPA

1115 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93301-4639

Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Mon-Fri 661-868-3588



Public Health Announcement:

Kern County has declared a local emergency related to the coronavirus. Effective Monday March 16 at 5:00 PM, Kern County moved to an essential-staffing only model until May 1 at 5:00 PM. Most County buildings will be closed to the public with only essential services being offered. County Clerk will not be issuing marriage licenses during this time.


The following services can be filed by mail:
  • Fictitious Business Name (FBN)
    • Abandonment
    • Withdrawal
  • Notary
  • Certification Services
  • Registration Services (with photocopy of ID)
    • Process Server
    • Unlawful Detainer Assistant
    • Legal Document Assistant

CEQA documents will continue to be processed.

A check or money order payable to Kern County Clerk must accompany the request and should also include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Mail to:
County Clerk
1115 Truxtun Ave, First Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301

For additional information call (661) 868-3588 or email ctyclerk@kerncounty.com

County Clerk

THE OFFICE of the County Clerk :
  • Issues marriage licenses
  • Issues Fictitious Business Name Statements
  • Registers Notaries Public
  • Posts California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents
  • Maintains official appointments
  • Registers and licenses certain specialized legal occupations
Complete List of County Clerk Services