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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)

How To Obtain Copies of Recorded Documents

 

You may request copies of Recorded Real Property Documents in person or by mail. We DO NOT accept requests for copies of Recorded Real Property Documents by phone, by fax, by electronic mail, or over the Internet.

Please be sure the information you supply is complete and accurate. If you request a copy of an official record and we must do a search to find that official record and find nothing, we are not able to refund the fee. The California Statutes require us to retain the fee as a search fee.

What you need to provide:
If You Order In Person
  • The Document (or Instrument) Number (Book and Page number if document has one)
  • The Recording Year
  • The Name of at least one of the parties named in the document
  • The Type of Document
  • The Name and Address of the person or agency to whom the copies are to be returned
You may pay in cash or by check or money order payable to Kern County Recorder.

We are located in the Hall of Records
1655 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
If You Order By Mail
  • The Document (or Instrument) Number (Book and Page number if document has one)
  • The Recording Year
  • The Name of at least one of the parties named in the document
  • The Type of Document
  • The Name and Address of the person or agency to whom the copies are to be returned
A check or money order for the full amount, payable to Kern County Recorder, must accompany the order with a self addressed stamped envelope. DO NOT send cash.

Mail to:
Kern County Assessor-Recorder
1655 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
COPY FEES

  • $ 3.00 - each 8" x 11" first page, per document
  • $ 0.50 - each 8" x 11" additional page (other than first page)
  • $ 0.50 - certification under seal (additional fee per document)
  • $ No Fee - Military Records