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.

Budget and Finance

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County Budget

The Board of Supervisors has designated the County Administrative Officer as the official responsible for annually preparing a recommended budget for all funds under the budgetary authority of the Board. County departments submit requests for funding each year, which the County Administrative Office then compiles and prioritizes against the estimated revenues used to fund County services and presents the resulting recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for consideration.

Budget Transparency

Powered by PowerBI, the OpenKern Transparency Portal provides user-friendly access to Kern County's financial data. The OpenKern Transparency Portal provides employees and residents alike with the ability to see the County's current three years of expenditures.

Investor Information

Contains the Annual Disclosure Reports and other investment information.