Contact Public Works

Important Info & Numbers

Office Phone:(661) 862-5100
Toll Free County Phone:(800) 552-KERN
TTY Relay Service:(800) 735-2929
Office Fax:(661) 86‍2-8851
Office E-mail:Use Contact Form Below

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
Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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 (in case of a Sewer Emergency, call 661-203-6026)
  • Water line break

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