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

Downloading or Printing Recorders Forms

The following forms were created using Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). Adobe Acrobat Reader, required to read and print PDF documents, can be found at  vital check

Forms print on standard 8" x 11" letter paper.

This office cannot advise you how to prepare legal documents, nor advise you about which documents you need to record; such information should be obtained from your legal advisor. Most stationery stores, however, carry legal forms which may fit your situation and may be recorded if properly completed.

The Following General Forms Are Available For Your Convenience

Description Form (PDF)
Cover Page
Fee Schedule
Holiday Schedule
Declaration of Documentary Transfer Tax (Unrecorded Transfer Only)
Rerecording Documents
Corrective Affidavit for Minor Correction
Application for Certified copy of Military Discharge (DD214)
GrandParent to GrandChild Transfer Exclusion - Prop 58 G
Parent/Child Transfer Exclusion - Prop 58
Preliminary Change of Ownership Report
Certified Birth Certificate (Certified Copy/Certified Informational Copy)
Certified Death Certificate (Certified Copy/Certified Informational Copy)
Certified Copy of Fetal Death Record
Marriage Certificate Request
Documentary Transfer Tax Table
Valid Transfer Tax Exemptions