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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

COUNTY CLERK SERVICES
MARRIAGE LICENSES
  • Issue Public and Confidential Marriage Licenses and Declarations of Marriage
  • Prepare Duplicate Marriage Licenses
  • Record Confidential Marriage Licenses
  • Prepare Certified Copies of Confidential Marriage Licenses


FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME SERVICES
  • Process Fictitious Business Name Statements
  • Process Statements of Abandonment of Fictitious Business Name
  • Process Statements of Withdrawal from Partnership
  • Record search for Fictitious Business Name Statements
  • Prepare copies of Fictitious Name Business Statements
  • Prepare certified copies of Fictitious Name Business Statements
  • Process proofs of publication for Fictitious Business Name Statements
  • Process proofs of publication for Abandonment
  • Process proofs of publication for Withdrawal of Partnership


NOTARY
  • Register Notaries Public
  • Prepare Clerk's Certificate attesting to the signature of the Notary on file
  • Receive and maintain journals of Ex-Notary Public
Note: Clerks are not Notaries Public, and cannot notarize documents.


REGISTRATION SERVICES
  • Registration of Registered Photocopier
  • Registration of Process Server
  • Registration of Unlawful Detainer Assistant
  • Registration of Legal Document Assistant

FILING AND OATH SERVICES

  • Post and record California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents
  • File Official Appointments and Revocations
  • File Oaths of Allegiance
  • Prepare and give Oaths of Allegiance to County employees working for the state
  • File Power of Attorney for Admitted Surety Attorney - In-Fact 
  • File Certificates of Authority
  • File lists of Licensed Bail Agents
  • File Oath of Humane Society Officer
  • File Oaths of Office for Elected Officials

CERTIFICATION SERVICES

  • Record Search (record, no record disclosed)
  • Aliveness
  • Authority for Admitted Sureties
  • Translation document for recording
  • Employee signature

Note: All Documents filed within this office are subject to public view with the exception of Confidential Marriage Licenses.



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