Kern County, California Tax Assessors' Office
1115 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, California 93301
Where is the Kern County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Kern County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Kern County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Kern County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Kern County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Kern County Assessor's Office at (661) 868 3485 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Kern County Facts:
The median home value in Kern County is between $214,853.00 and $219,347.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Kern County?
You can try contacting the Kern County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Kern County is located in the County Administration Center in Bakersfield, which is where the Kern County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to Kern County with the contact info listed below.
Kern County Phone Number
Kern County Fax Number
Kern County County Administration Center Address
County Administration Center
1115 Truxtun Ave Fl 5
Bakersfield, CA 93301-4617
Useful Kern County Links:
- Property Tax Search
- Kern County Search by parcel number, address, or intersection
- County Mapping & Survey Information
- Property Tax Search Tool & Mapping
- Kern County Government Homepage
- Kern County Assessors' Office Homepage