About 399,300 real property tax bills totaling more than $1.29 billion for fiscal year 2019-20 have been sent out in Kern County, according to a news release from Kern County Treasurer and Tax Collector Jordan Kaufman.
The bills represent taxes levied by Kern County, schools and other taxing agencies within the county and provide revenue for their operating funds.
The first and second installments are due on Nov. 1, 2019 and Feb. 1, 2020 and become delinquent if not paid by Dec. 10, 2019 and April 10, 2020, respectively.
Various 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 Ave. - 2nd Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301;
• Via the Treasurer-Tax Collector's website at www.kcttc.co.kern.ca.us.
Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover Cards can be used for payments made over the internet and in person. A service fee of 2 percent of the transaction amount will be assessed on all credit card and debit card usage. Electronic checks can also be used for all internet payments with zero fees. Access the website for additional information.
If you own property in Kern County and did not receive your tax bills, contact the County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office via email at TTC@KernCounty.com or 868-3490.
The property value was determined as of Jan. 1, 2019. If you have any questions concerning the property value on your tax bill, contact the Kern County Assessor-Recorder at 868-3485.