Kern County Code Compliance

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Public Services Building
2700 "M" Street., Suite 570
Bakersfield, CA 93301-2370

Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M

Phone: (661) 862-8603

FAX: (661) 862-5101


Public Workshop - CitizenAccess / Code Compliance Online
Wednesday, June 18th and Thursday, June 19th from 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Public Services Building, 2700 M. Street, Public Meeting Room

Our Mission

The Mission of the Code Compliance Unit is to work in partnership with the people of Kern County to promote health and welfare and maintain community standards.
This will be accomplished by:

  1. Administering a fair and unbiased enforcement program to correct violation of property conditions and land use requirements.
  2. Providing a uniform, consistent yet flexible procedure to insure that all citizens of Kern County are equally represented.
  3. Minimize the necessity for legal action by allowing ample opportunity for voluntary compliance and correction.
  4. Promptly responding to complaints regarding structures and/or conditions which present a health or safety hazard to the public.

The Code Compliance Division corrects violations that threaten public health and safety related to these areas:

  • Abandoned, Wrecked,
    Inoperative or Dismantled Vehicles
  • Building and Housing
  • Weeds
  • Public Nuisances
  • Solid Waste
  • Unlawful Dumping

Code Compliance Online


pdfCode Complaint Form
pdfNon-Code Compliance Examples  (Illustration Brochure/Flyer)
pdfVacant/Abandoned Residential Property Registration Form

Related Ordinances:

Abandoned Vehicle OrdinanceAdministrative Citation Ordinance

Please Note
For violations and issues within Bakersfield City limits please contact:

City of Bakersfield Code Enforcement
1715 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 326-3712