The Kern County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office is now accepting special COVID-19 late penalty cancellation request forms.

If a taxpayer was not able to pay the second installment of property taxes on time due to the impacts of COVID-19, they must fill out this form and submit it to the Kern County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office.

The forms are available on the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s website at

The forms are only valid if received in the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office or postmarked by May 31.

The request form must be submitted with the payment of base taxes (excluding late penalties).

If the form is received without payment of base taxes, it will be automatically denied.

Inability to pay by the due date must be resulting from the impacts of COVID-19.