Second installment must be paid

Not only are income taxes due on April 15, but a lot of Kern County property tax owners have another tax deadline, too.

Kern County Treasurer and Tax Collector Jordan Kaufman reminded the public that the second installment of Kern County property tax is delinquent if not paid by 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2018.  In order to avoid a 10% late penalty and a $10 delinquency fee, property tax payments must be made in person, electronically, or postmarked on or before April 10, 2018. 
 Three methods of payment are available: 
 •Via mail to:  KCTTC Payment Center, P.O. Box 541004, Los Angeles, CA  90054-1004.
 •In person at the Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office located at 1115 Truxtun Avenue - 2nd Floor, Bakersfield, CA  93301.
 •Via the Treasurer-Tax Collector's website at
 Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover Cards can be used for payments made over the Internet.  A credit and debit card convenience fee will be assessed based on the amount of taxes paid. Electronic Checks can also be used for on-line payments with zero fees.  Please access our website for additional information.  
If you do not have your tax bill, you may request a substitute tax bill or you may obtain the amount of property tax due by calling (661) 868-3490 or by emailing  Property tax and parcel information are also available on our website.
All visitors are required to submit to the security screening process prior to gaining access to the building.  The public will only be able to access the building through the south entrance.  Please allow extra time for the security screening process when paying your taxes in person.