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Building Permit - Application
Building Permit - Check Status
Check the status of a building permit online.
Building Regulations
Web page version available here.
Business License Information (unincorporated areas of Kern Co.)
County Construction Projects Search
Current Capital and Major Maintenance Projects
County-Owned Property Sales
Employer Services
Services provided to employers free of charge.
Fictitious Business Name Search/Information
Search existing fictitious business names and view information about how to apply for a fictitious business name.
Fire Department Permits
Permits for fireworks booths, tent use, etc.
Grantor/Grantee Search (Foreclosure notices & tax liens)
Click Official Documents from the left navigation area.
Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo)
Provides complete and factual information to citizens regarding the annexation process and the effect of annexations on citizens in order to assist them in making informed decisions as to whether to support or oppose an annexation proposal.
Maps - Downloadable Maps Menu
Ordinance Codes, County of Kern
Permit Assistance Center
Planning Applications and Forms
Downloadable land use forms and applications.
Planning Programs
Various programs covering future planning issues.
Price Agreements Search
Summary information for all current County price agreements. Agreements can be searched by category, vendor, agreement number, or buyer.
Public Purchase
Kern County Purchasing assists county departments, agencies and special districts in obtaining materials, supplies, furnishings, equipment and services at the best possible price. Accomplished through fair and open competitions, the process provides qualified companies the opportunity to compete for our business. Current Bid Opportunities available through Public Purchase
RFPs (Requests for Proposal)
Search RFPs (request for proposals) and download/view detailed RFP information.
Road/Infrastructure Construction Projects Being Advertised for Bidding and Recently-Awarded Bids
Includes projects being advertised for bidding, a form for requesting plans & specs, and an option to review bid results.
Surplus Property Auctions
Periodically the County of Kern auctions off County vehicles and other types of personal property. The County contracts with private firms to coordinate these auctions. View upcoming auction dates and the current list of County vehicles/property to be sold at each upcoming auction.

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