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

General Information for Vendors

Claims Processing Procedures
  • For prompt processing, vendors must send all invoices to the department that ordered the goods/services
  • Inquiries about the status of outstanding invoices should first be directed to the department that placed the order
  • Vendors needing to contact the Auditor-Controller’s Accounts Payable section may do so at or by phone at:
    Vendor Name A-E F-O P-Z
    Phone # 661-868-3520 661-868-3525 661-868-3549

Vendor Payments
The County of Kern offers three (3) payment options:
  • Electronically through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) system. A complete listing of the deposit detail is emailed to the vendor
  • ePayables-via VISA credit card through Commerce Bank
  • Warrant (check)