Kern County Assessor-Recorder

Employer / Organization

Kern County

Next Election

Mar 08, 2022

Filing Window

Nov 15, 2021 - Dec 10, 2021


The Assessor's Office is responsible for over 400,000 individual assessments. Within these assessments, the office must determine ownership, mailing address, mapping, location and the value of the assessment. The Assessor maintains a record of the age, quality, remaining economic life, and other characteristics for each real or personal property item to assist in determining assessed value. The Assessor renders opinions of value, either for the base value, or the market value of a property. The office is proactive in lowering values when warranted.

Application Guidelines
The filing window for this position is 113-88 days prior to the election. Candidacy filing papers can be acquired at and are submitted to the Kern County Elections Division, which can be reached by phone at (661) 868-3590 and

Submit application to:
Kern County Recorder, 1530 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield , CA, 93301, US