County Clerk

Aimee X. Espinoza

1115 Truxtun Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93301-4639

Office Hours: 8:30am - 3:00pm

Monday - Friday (Excluding Holidays)

Office Number: 661-868-3588

Effective January 01, 2024, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Document filing fees will increase as follow:

Document Type 2023 Fee 2024 Increase 2024 Fee
Negative Declaration (ND) $2,764.00 $152.75 $2,916.75
Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) $2,764.00 $152.75 $2,916.75
Environmental Impact Report (EIR) $3,839.25 $212.00 $4,051.25
Substitute Document pursuant to a Certified Regulatory Program (CRP) $1,305.25 $72.00 $1,377.25

Effective January 1st, 2023, businesses will have 45 days to publish the initial publication of their Fictitious Business Name (FBN)

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

DO NOT MAIL IN CASH. Acceptable forms of payment are checks / cashiers 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

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