It is an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to serve the taxpayers of Kern County. Our mission is to collect, manage and safeguard public funds to provide community services to the constituents of Kern County and we strive to do this in the most efficient and effective manner possible.
I hope you find this website informative and helpful and that you return regularly to see what is happening in our office!
COVID-19 Late Penalty Waiver Requests
On May 6, 2020, the Governor of the State of California issued Executive Order N-61-20. This Executive Order mandated that tax collectors cancel late penalties on delinquent property taxes if the delinquency is due to the impacts of COVID-19 and if the property meets certain criteria. Below is a link to the Kern County COVID-19 Penalty Waiver Request Form with instructions. Also below is a link to Executive Order N-61-20.
Due to COVID-19, taxpayers are encouraged to avoid in-person payments in our Bakersfield office.
Payments can be made on this website or mailed to our payment processing center at P.O. Box 541004, Los Angeles, CA 90054-1004