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The County of Kern's general liability program is insured and self-administered. General Liability manages all of the claims on matters related to the operation and management of the County of Kern. Individuals needing to file a claim against the County must follow the County's regulations (Government Code §§ 910, 910.2 & 910.4) and submit a form to the County of Kern's Clerk of the Board.


How to File a Claim

Submit the General Liability Claim Form to:

Clerk of the Board
County of Kern
1115 Truxtun Avenue, 5th Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 868-3601


Additional Information

If you are a County employee and have received a notice of claim or law suit

If you received a notice of claim or law suit, you must immediately, contact Andrew Thomson, Chief Deputy County Counsel, at (661) 868-3814.

If you are a County employee and have been involved in a vehicle collision:

If you have been involved in vehicle collision while driving a County vehicle, please refer to the following booklet, County of Kern CAO-General Services Fleet Management Customer Service Guide. The booklet is usually located in the glove compartment of a County Vehicle. For an excerpt from the booklet, click here. For the Vehicle Accident Report form, click here.

If you are a County employee and are reporting a loss or damage to County property:

If you are reporting a loss or damage to County property, contact Brad Aragon, Loss Prevention Specialist, at (661) 868-3880.


Contacts

County of Kern
1115 Truxtun Avenue, 4th Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 868-3801

Nancy Georgeson
General Liability Claims Adjuster
(661) 868-3867
ngeorges@kerncounty.com

Andrew Thomson
Chief Deputy County Counsel
(661) 868-3814
athomson@kerncounty.com

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