Contact Public Works

Important Info & Numbers

Office Phone:(661) 862-5000
Toll Free Phone:(800) 552-KERN
TTY Relay Service:(800) 735-2929
Office Fax:(661) 862-5103
Office E-mail:**************
Recycling Hotline:(661) 862-8979

How to Contact Us

The Public Works Department Offices are located in the Kern County Public Services Building, at 2700 “M” Street, Suite 400, Bakersfield, CA, 93301. Corner streets are Golden State Highway and “M” Street. If visiting, please check in with the receptionists on the first floor; they will be happy to direct you to the person or area that you need.


Public Services Building
2700 "M" Street, Suite 400
Bakersfield, California 93301


Office Hours are
Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

*For Landfill Hours Click Here

For Urgent Requests

Please call
(661) 862-8891

To submit a Road Repair Request:

Click Here!

Examples of Urgent Requests:

  • Report Traffic Sign down or missing: (Stop Sign, One Way, Do Not Enter, No Right/Left Turn, Keep Right, Yield, "Hazard" signs)
  • Traffic and pedestrian signal outage & malfunction
  • Street lights out at an intersection
  • Debris in roadway
  • Tree blocking roadway or sidewalk
  • Manhole cover missing
  • Severe sidewalk, curb, and gutter damage
  • Street flooding or plugged catch basin
  • Hazardous waste spills
  • Sewer backup, overflow, odor, vermin
  • Water line break

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Kern County Public Works Department

Mission Statement: To provide public infrastructure, facilitate development, and deliver services that protect and enhance the lives of the people of Kern County.