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County of Kern Auditor-Controller-County Clerk County Building

County Clerk
Mary B. Bedard, CPA
1115 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301-4639
Public Hours 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Mon-Fri
(661) 868-3588

FEE SCHEDULE

MARRIAGE LICENSES
Public Marriage License
$68.00
Confidential Marriage License
$80.00
Duplicate Marriage License (to replace lost or damaged license prior to recording)
$25.00
Certified Copy of Confidential Marriage License
*available to Party A & Party B
$15.00
Amendment & Certified Copy of Confidential Marriage License after 1 year (or longer)
*available to Party A & Party B
$20.00


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENTS
Initial or Renewal of Fictitious Business Name Statement
$35.00
Additional Business Name (per each additional business name)
$6.00
Additional Registrant (per each additional registrant)
$6.00
Statement of Abandonment of use of Fictitous Business Name
$18.00
Statement of Withdrawal from Partnership operating under Fictitious Business Name
$18.00
Affidavit of Publication of Notice of Dissolution of Partnership
$6.00
Photocopy of any Fictitious Business Name Statement on file
$0.75
Certified copy of any Fictitious Business Name Statement on file
$2.00
Daily Fictitious Business Name filings by E-mail - Monthly Fee (first time set-up is payable 6 months in advance)
$10.00
Search Fee of a Fictitious Business Name
$8.00


REGISTRATION OF A NOTARY PUBLIC
Oath of Office
$27.00
Recording Surety Bond (also cancelling, revoking, or withdrawing bond)
*must be a check or money order made payable to Kern County Recorder, no cash
first page
each additional page


$13.00
$3.00


REGISTRATION OF A PROCESS SERVER
Certificate of Registration (includes one identification card)
$117.00
Fingerprint Processing by the Department of Justice and FBI plus Rolling Fees
*please check with each agency for fee, as each have different fee amounts and accept different forms of payment
Varies
Recording Surety Bond (also cancelling, revoking, or withdrawing bond)
*must be a check or money order made payable to Kern County Recorder, no cash
first page
each additional page


$13.00
$3.00


REGISTRATION OF A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOCOPIER
Certificate of Registration (includes one identification card)
$182.00
Certificate of Registration (if also registered as a Process Server)
$107.00
Recording Surety Bond (also cancelling, revoking, or withdrawing bond)
*must be a check or money order made payable to Kern County Recorder, no cash
first page
each additional page


$13.00
$3.00


REGISTRATION OF AN UNLAWFUL DETAINER ASSISTANT
Certificate of Registration (includes one identification card)
$182.00
Recording Surety Bond (also cancelling, revoking, or withdrawing bond)
*must be a check or money order made payable to Kern County Recorder, no cash
first page
each additional page


$13.00
$3.00


REGISTRATION OF A LEGAL DOCUMENT ASSISTANT
Certificate of Registration (includes one identification card)
$182.00
Recording Surety Bond (also cancelling, revoking, or withdrawing bond)
*must be a check or money order made payable to Kern County Recorder, no cash
first page
each additional page


$13.00
$3.00


CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT DOCUMENTS
A filing fee will be charged to post Negative Declarations, Environmental Impact Reports and Notice of Exemptions for thirty days.
$50.00
Notice of Determination, Catagorically Exempt from CEQA (Dept. of Fish and Game "No Effect" letter must be attached)
NO FEE
Notice of Determination with a Negative Declaration (w/o Certificate of DeMinimus)
$2,181.25
Notice of Determination with an Environmental Impact Report (w/o Certificate of DeMinimus)
$3,029.75


CERTIFICATION FEES
Clerk's Certification of Record Search
$8.00
Clerk's Certificate verifying registration and signature of Notary Public (per certificate)
$3.25
Clerk's Certificate verifying registration and signature of County Employee (per certificate)
$3.25
Aliveness
$3.25
Authority for Admitted Sureties
$5.00
Translation document for recording
$10.00


MISCELLANEOUS FEES
Power of Attorney for an Admitted Surety Insurer (also revocation, cancellation, annulment, or suspension)
$23.00
Regular copy of any document on file available to the public as permitted by law
$0.75
Certified copy of any document on file available to the public as permitted by law
$2.00
Returned Check fee
$35.00




NOTICE
The Auditor-Controller-County Clerk and his deputies are prohibited by law from rendering legal assistance. Questions pertaining to legal matters or the proper completion of forms should be directed to an attorney.


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