Mary B. Bedard, CPA
1115 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93313-4639
Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM Mon-Fri 661-868-3588
Submit the following documents to the County Clerk for issuance of the Certificate of Aliveness:
To receive a Certificate of Authority for Admitted Sureties, you will need to provide us with the name of the Surety Company.
We will research the company and issue a certificate with a status of Admitted or Not Admitted.
The fee is $5.00 per Surety Company
To obtain a Certificate to authenticate a signature of a Kern County employee, you must submit the original document to our office.
We will verify the signature against the signature in our office and issue the certificate.
If you need to have a document apostilled, please visit California’s Secretary of State website at
Any document executed by County Health Officers and County Local Registrars must first be certified by the County Clerk before being submitted to
the Secretary of State’s Office. Signatures of Judges of the Superior Court, Court Administrators, Executive Officers, Executive Clerks, State
Officials, County Recorder and the County Clerks and Deputy County Clerks signatures are already on file with the Secretary of State and do not need to be
verified in our office.
There is an $8.00 search fee per employee name plus $3.25 per certificate.
Submit the following documents to the County Clerk for issuance of the Certificate of Notary Public Signature:
California Government Code Section 27293 authorizes the County Clerk to issue a Translation Certificate upon verification that the
English translation of a foreign language document that must be recorded was performed by a certified or registered court interpreter or an accredited
translator registered with the American Translators Association.
The County Clerk verifies Translators/Interpreters Declarations only.
To locate a certified or registered court interpreter or an accredited translator please consult the websites listed below:
California Courts for certified/registered court interpreter
Translators Association website for accredited translator
When contacting the certified or registered court interpreter or accredited translator registered with the American Translators Association to have your foreign document translated into English pursuant to California Government Code Section 27293, be sure to request the following:
Submit the following documents to the County Clerk for issuance of the Translation Certificate:
Once the County Clerk Office has confirmed the document includes all of the required information as listed above, and has verified the translation was performed by a certified or registered court interpreter or an accredited translator registered with the American Translators Association, they will issue a Translation Certificate.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our office at (661) 868-3743.
Note: The signature of the Certified/Registered Court Interpreter or Accredited Translator registered with the American Translators Association must be acknowledged by a notary public.
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