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Kern County, CA Public Records

Kern County public records describe writing, audio or visual files with information generated and maintained by local agencies. These records are open to viewing and inspection by county residents, provided they do not fall under legal or court-ordered exemptions. Kern County vital records are only accessible to eligible requesters per the Californian Health and Safety Code, § 103526, to prevent instances of identity theft. Those authorized to access include family members and government or legal representatives. Vital records are obtained from the County Assessor website, and costs range from $17 to $29 per copy. The County Assessor also presides over the property records, which means individuals may request these via mail or the office. However, there are restrictions to displaying an individual’s home address or telephone number in search results due to privacy issues.

Courts in Kern County

Court Records in Kern County, California

Kern County court records are available to the population in accordance with public records laws. That is provided there are no legal or court-ordered exemptions. Court records may be accessed from the Superior Courts, so interested parties may obtain these in person or via mail. That is by visiting the Superior Courthouse during working hours. There is a charge of 50 cents a page for copies of court records, though certified photocopies attract an additional cost of $25. Alternatively, requesters may access court records on the Superior Court’s case search page. The platform allows interest parties to perform judicial records requests, make payments, and access civil, criminal, family, and probate cases. The courts reserve the right to deny access to an individual if they do not comply with record usage conditions.

Court Name:
1415 Truxtun Ave

Jails and Prisons in Kern County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Kern County, California

Kern County inmate records are available for public viewing. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation maintains these searches, which also provides an inmate lookup tool. When requesters input the person’s name and booking number, results include the inmate's physical descriptors, criminal charges, date of arrest, sentencing information, and the detaining facility. Kern County allows inmates to receive visitors in person every week. These visits have to be scheduled in advance, though. Visitors are also mandated to adhere to correctional facility rules by arriving before 1.30 pm and dressing appropriately. There are 27 jails and prisons in Kern County, serving 917,673 residents. It is ranked 28th out of 58 counties regarding jails per capita.

Jails and Prisons Name:
2737 West Cecil Avenue
254 Taylor Avenue
1400 Easton Drive, Suite 132
425 Golden State Avenue
1831 Ridge Road
17645 Industrial Farm Road
17635 Industrial Farm Road
1415 Truxtun Ave
1415 Truxtun Ave, Suite 100
1771 State Highway 58
128 East Coso Avenue
701 Scofield Avenue
1415 Truxtun Ave.
17695 Industrial Farm Rd.
17801 Industrial Farm Rd.
17635 Industrial Farm Road

Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Kern County

Arrest Records in Kern County, California

Kern County arrest records are available for public viewing provided there are no restrictions such as depositions. These are generated and maintained by the Kern County Sheriff’s office. However, arrest records for those deposed scenarios are not open and may only be accessed by the arrested individual. These records may contain the person's physical details, the arresting officer, search warrants, charges, and the events leading up to the apprehension. For non-confidential records, interested parties would have to pay $10 at the Sheriff’s office. Criminal histories may also be obtained from the Sheriff’s office, but the fees differ due to an additional $25 state fee. Kern County has 23 police departments, and the crime rate is 71.64 per 1,000 residents.

Police Departments Name:
1350 Norris Road

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