Kern County Building Permits (California)

Search for Kern County, CA building permits. A building permit search can provide information on applying for a permit, permit requirements, land use permits, occupancy permits, permit rules, rejected permit applications, appeal a rejected permit, construction permits, demolition permits, septic system permits, renovation permits, looking up permits, checking if a permit is valid, fire code permits, certificates of zoning compliance, and water system permits.


Building Departments in Kern County, CA create and enforce building codes and zoning rules to ensure that buildings are safe. They also review and approve building plans and issue Kern County building permits. These building permits may be required for land development, renovations, demolition, repairs, and other construction. Permits can show if a building meets Kern County fire codes and other building regulations, demonstrate that a building is safe to occupy, and they can also be used to prove that a construction project holds a valid Kern County building permit. Kern County Building Departments provide information on which projects require a building permit, how to apply for a permit, and the rules for receiving a permit. They may also provide searchable databases of approved Kern County building permits. Building Departments often provide online access to building permit rules and records.

Arvin Building Department Arvin CA 141 Plumtree Drive 93203 661-854-2822

Bakersfield City Building Department Bakersfield CA 1715 Chester Avenue 93301 661-326-3720

Bakersfield Permits Bakersfield CA 1715 Chester Avenue 93301 661-326-3727

Bakersfield Planning and Zoning Department Bakersfield CA 1715 Chester Avenue 93301 661-326-3733

Kern County Building Department Frazier Park CA 729 West End Drive 93225 661-245-1221

Kern County Building Department Tehachapi CA 125 East F Street 93561 661-822-6329

Kern County Permits Bakersfield CA 2700 M Street 93301 661-862-5175

Ridgecrest Building Department Ridgecrest CA 100 West California Avenue 93555 760-499-5071

Ridgecrest Zoning Ridgecrest CA 100 West California Avenue 93555 760-499-5060

Shafter Building Department, Planning, Zoning and Permits Shafter CA 336 Pacific Avenue 93263 661-746-5002

Taft Building Department and Planning Taft CA 209 East Kern Street 93268 661-763-1222

Wasco Permits Wasco CA 764 E Street 93280 661-758-7250


Town and City Halls in Kern County, CA provide municipal services for their community, such as preserving vital records and issuing and filing building permits. These Kern County building permits may be required for a number of construction projects, including renovations, demolitions, repairs, land development, and planned construction. They may also issue land use permits related to property boundary lines, as well as occupancy permits that certify that a building meets code and can be occupied by residents in Kern County, California. These records can be used to prove that a construction project has a valid Kern County permit, find approved and rejected permit applications, or to look up building permit requirements, apply for a permit, or search for approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their building permit services.

Arvin City Hall Arvin CA 200 Campus Drive 93203 661-854-3134

Bakersfield City Hall Bakersfield CA 1600 Truxtun Avenue 93301 661-326-3767

California City City Hall California CA 21000 Hacienda Boulevard 93505 760-373-8661

Delano City Hall Delano CA 1015 11th Avenue 93215 661-721-9985

Maricopa City Hall Maricopa CA 400 California Street 93252 661-769-8279

McFarland City Hall McFarland CA 401 West Kern Avenue 93250 661-792-2121

Ridgecrest City Hall Ridgecrest CA 100 West California Avenue 93555 760-499-5040

Shafter City Hall Shafter CA 336 Pacific Avenue 93263 661-746-5000

Taft City Hall Taft CA 209 East Kern Street 93268 661-763-1222

Tehachapi City Hall Tehachapi CA 115 South Robinson Street 93561 661-822-2200

Wasco City Hall Wasco CA 764 E Street 93280 661-758-7200


Code Enforcement Offices in Kern County, CA are responsible for ensuring compliance with building codes, zoning rules, and other regulations. As part of enforcing these codes and regulations, Kern County Code Enforcement often issue building permits. These permits may be required for Kern County land development, demolition, repairs, renovations, and other kinds of construction. They may also issue Kern County occupancy permits at the end of a construction project, which certify that the building meets code and can be occupied. Code Enforcement Offices may also be responsible for issuing certificates of zoning compliance, and they produce reports that show if a building has any code violations or has a valid Kern County permit for construction. Their office can also help look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or search for approved permits. Code Enforcement Offices often provide online access to their building permit records.

Bakersfield Building Code Enforcement Bakersfield CA 1715 Chester Avenue 93301 661-326-3712

Kern County Code Enforcement Bakersfield CA 2700 M Street 93301 661-862-8603

Shafter Code Enforcement Shafter CA 336 Pacific Avenue 93263 661-746-5002


Building Inspectors in Kern County, CA ensure that all construction projects meet building codes and regulations. They are responsible for monitoring designs, building materials, Kern County building safety codes, and utilities like electricity and plumbing. As part of this job, Kern County Building Inspectors issue permits for new construction, remodels, renovations, and planned construction. They also issue demolition, relocation, and occupancy permits, including inspection reports that verify that a Kern County property is safe for residents. Building Inspectors maintain records and reports on their inspections and permits, which include information about the Kern County property owners, the property, and whether the permit is valid. Their records also show Kern County violations and work stoppage orders. They provide information on how to receive a permit as well as permit requirements, and much of this information may be available on the Building Inspector website.

Bakersfield Building Inspector Bakersfield CA 1715 Chester Avenue 93301 661-326-3727

California City Building Inspector California CA 21000 Hacienda Boulevard 93505 760-373-8661

Kern County Building Inspector Bakersfield CA 2700 M Street 93301 661-862-8650

Kern County Building Inspector Frazier Park CA 729 West End Drive 93225 661-245-1221

Ridgecrest Building Inspector Ridgecrest CA 100 West California Avenue 93555 760-499-5071