What do I do if I receive an Administrative Citation?

The Administrative Citation will be issued when the citizen has failed after notification and a period of time to correct a violation of the Kern County Ordinance Code.

When an Administrative Citation is issued it is due and payable within thirty (30) days of the date issued. The first citation issued is $250.00. These fines are cumulative and citations may be issued every thirty (30) days the violation exists. In addition to the administration citation penalties other costs and fines leading up to the citation may be due regarding the code violation.


1st citation $250.00
2nd citation $500.00
3rd citation $1,000.00

Unlawful dumping – $250.00 per day for each day the violation exists

Additional administrative costs may be charged in addition to the citation charges.

Payment of Fines

  • Make checks payable to County of Kern and mailed to
    • Citation Processing Center
      P. O. Box 7275
      Newport Beach, CA 92658
  • Cash will be accepted in person at
    • 2700 “M” Street,
      Bakersfield, CA 93301,
      at the Cashier’s desk
  • VISA or Mastercard will be accepted online at www.citationprocessingcenter.com or by phone at 1(800) 989-6158

Questions regarding citations should be referred to 1(800) 989-6158.