Kern County Building Departments

Search for Kern County CA building and zoning records. Building records include building plans, building code evaluations, building surveys, and building code violations, and zoning records include zoning violations, zoning boundaries, and zoning regulations.


Building Departments develop and enforce building codes to ensure the construction of safe buildings. The Building Department maintains building and zoning records, including design plans for construction and renovation projects, records on the current structures on any parcel, maps showing property lines, and permits issued by the department. They also keep records on a property's compliance with building codes, including building and zoning violations, as well as records of inspection reports. Many Building Departments provide online access to building records.

Arvin Building Department Arvin CA 141 Plumtree Drive 93203 661-854-2822

Bakersfield City Building Department Bakersfield CA 1715 Chester Avenue 93301 661-326-3720

Bakersfield Permits Bakersfield CA 1715 Chester Avenue 93301 661-326-3727

Bakersfield Planning and Zoning Department Bakersfield CA 1715 Chester Avenue 93301 661-326-3733

Kern County Building Department Tehachapi CA 125 East F Street 93561 661-822-6329

Kern County Building Department Frazier Park CA 729 West End Drive 93225 661-245-1221

Kern County Permits Bakersfield CA 2700 M Street 93301 661-862-5175

Ridgecrest Building Department Ridgecrest CA 100 West California Avenue 93555 760-499-5071

Ridgecrest Zoning Ridgecrest CA 100 West California Avenue 93555 760-499-5060

Shafter Building Department, Planning, Zoning and Permits Shafter CA 336 Pacific Avenue 93263 661-746-5002

Taft Building Department and Planning Taft CA 209 East Kern Street 93268 661-763-1222

Wasco Permits Wasco CA 764 E Street 93280 661-758-7250


Code Enforcement Departments ensure compliance with building and zoning codes for a county or local government. Code Enforcement Departments keep records on building code violations, zoning regulations, and zoning violations. They also maintain records on inspections, complaints filed against properties or businesses, violations issued by the department, and other local rules and regulations. The records maintained by the Code Enforcement Department are often available online.

Bakersfield Building Code Enforcement Bakersfield CA 1715 Chester Avenue 93301 661-326-3712

Kern County Code Enforcement Bakersfield CA 2700 M Street 93301 661-862-8603

Shafter Code Enforcement Shafter CA 336 Pacific Avenue 93263 661-746-5002


Building Inspectors ensure that building construction is in compliance with building and zoning codes. They maintain documents on permits issued by the Building Department, including construction, relocation, demolition, and occupancy permits. Building Inspectors also keep approved and rejected building plans and blueprints, records on a property's compliance with building codes, and records on building and zoning violations and inspection reports. Many Building Inspectors make these building and zoning records available to the public online.

Bakersfield Building Inspector Bakersfield CA 1715 Chester Avenue 93301 661-326-3727

California City Building Inspector California CA 21000 Hacienda Boulevard 93505 760-373-8661

Kern County Building Inspector Bakersfield CA 2700 M Street 93301 661-862-8650

Kern County Building Inspector Frazier Park CA 729 West End Drive 93225 661-245-1221

Ridgecrest Building Inspector Ridgecrest CA 100 West California Avenue 93555 760-499-5071


Assessors evaluate the value of properties and parcels in order to determine property taxes. The Assessor's Office maintains current data on every property in the district, including inventories of parcels and structures, zoning boundaries, and the value of all the property in the jurisdiction. Assessors may also keep building and zoning records, such as reports from on-site inspections, maps of property lines and zones, and value assessments for building improvements. Many Assessor's Offices provide online access to their records, including documents on building and zoning.

Kern County Assessor Lake Isabella CA 7050 Lake Isabella Boulevard 93240 661-868-6364

Kern County Assessor Ridgecrest CA 400 North China Lake Boulevard 93555 760-384-5834

Kern County Assessor's Office Bakersfield CA 1115 Truxtun Avenue 93301 661-868-3485


Treasurers and Tax Collectors are responsible for the collection of property tax revenue. The Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector maintains and updates records on every parcel in the district, as well as maintaining certain building and zoning records. These records include building valuations, zoning boundaries, and building construction. Treasurers and Tax Collectors also keep documents on property taxes, including property tax assessments, defaults on property taxes, and tax liens. The office may also maintain information on property auctions and a property's prior liens or foreclosures. Many Treasurers and Tax Collectors provide online databases to access their records, including documents on building and zoning.

Kern County Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office Bakersfield CA 1115 Truxtun Avenue 93301 661-868-3490