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Kern County Recorder
1530 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Kern County Hall of Records
1655 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301

PH 661-868-6400
FX 661-327-3241 (Recordings)
FX 661-868-6432 (Vital Records)
response@co.kern.ca.us
Recordings 8a - 2p M-F
Copies 8a - 4:30p M-F
Research 8a - 5p M-F
(Except Holidays)

Frequently Asked Questions

 How do I get to the Recorder's Office?

 Do you supply blank forms for recording documents?

 Do I need an attorney to record a document?

 How can I find out if liens are filed against me?

 I had a lien against me and I paid it off,
 but a release doesn’t show up in your records. Can’t you fix your records?

 There are errors on my credit report involving liens that should not be there.
 Can you take it off my credit report?

 I just bought a new house and I’m being solicited about new home items.
 Someone told me these solicitors got my name, address, and phone number
  from you. How can I stop you from giving that information out?

 I want to see everything affecting my property. Can I see my property file?

 What if a birth, death or marriage was in another county?
 Can I still get the certificate from your office?

 I am adopted. How can I get a copy of my original birth certificate?

 Do you provide marriage licenses?

 Will I ever be able to transact any Recorder’s business over the Internet?