Kern County Assessor-Recorder

Kern County Assessor-Recorder

1115 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield CA 93301    
8-5 M-F (Except Holidays)    
About the Assessor

1530 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield CA 93301    
8-2 M-F (Except Holidays)    
About the Recorder

1655 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield CA 93301    
8-4:30 M-F (Except Holidays)    

Jon Lifquist Assessor-Recorder

Access to certified copies of marriage records are restricted to authorized individuals.

California Health and Safety Code, Section 103526, enacted to prevent identity theft, permits only authorized individuals to receive certified copies of marriage records. Those who are not authorized to receive a certified copy will receive a copy marked "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY." The following are considered authorized individuals: Those wishing to obtain a Certified Copy MUST complete the sworn statement included with the marriage certificate application form and sign the statement under penalty of perjury. The sworn statement included with any mailed request must be notarized. Mailed requests for a Certified Copy without a notarized statement sworn under penalty of perjury, will be rejected as incomplete and returned unprocessed.