Due to the quickly changing situation related to the Coronavirus, Kern County has declared a local emergency effective immediately. On Monday, March 16 at 5:00 PM, Kern County moved to an essential-staffing only model until April 14 at 8:00 AM. Most County buildings will be closed to the public with only essential services being offered.

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Mission Statement

To enhance the quality of life in Kern County by protecting and serving our citizens.

Vision Statement

To create and maintain a customer-centered County government designed to garner the confidence, support and trust of the people we serve.

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