Kern County has declared a local emergency related to the coronavirus. Effective May 18, Auditor-Controller will be handling transactions by mail and email. In-person services will be by appointment only. For additional information email or call (661) 868-3599.

Auditor - Controller - County Clerk

Mary B. Bedard, CPA

1115 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93301-4639

Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Mon-Fri 661-868-3599


Awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association every year since 1997.
Recipient of the State Controller’s Award for Achieving Excellence in Financial Reporting for: 1997, 1998, 2000 - 2010, 2013 – present.
Charitable Giving: raised the highest total cash donations among county departments in the Kern County Cares Canned Food Drive for the Golden Empire Gleaners since 2012.