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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



The Kern County Clerk’s Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, 11/25/2021-11/26/2021.


Attention: Effective January 01,2022, Marriage License Certificates will increase to $16.00, and Marriage License Amendments to $26.00.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Document filing fee will increase as follow:

Document Type 2021 Fee 2022 Increase 2022 Fee
Negative Declaration (ND) $2,480.25 $67.75 $2,548.00
Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) $2,480.25 $67.75 $2,548.00
Environmental Impact Report (EIR) $3,445.25 $94.00 $3,539.25
Substitute Document pursuant to a Certified Regulatory Program (CRP) $1,171.25 $32.00 $1,203.25

Effective April 26, 2021, the County Clerk office will re-open to the public for all in-person services.


The following services are also available by mail:

  • Fictitious Business Name [FBN]
    • Abandonment
    • Withdrawal
  • Notary
  • Certification Services

Please allow 10-15 days for services processed by mail.


DO NOT MAIL IN CASH, you must send a check (must include your phone number) or money order payable to Kern County Clerk. Check or money order must accompany the request and include a self-addressed stamped envelope.


Mail to:
County Clerk
1115 Truxtun Ave, First Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301


For additional information email ctyclerk@kerncounty.com.