Kern County California Marriage Records

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NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Kern County Clerk Offices
Kern County Clerk1115 Truxtun AvenueBakersfieldCA93301661-868-3590
Delano Clerk1015 11th AvenueDelanoCA93215661-720-2228
Kern County Town & City Halls
Arvin City Hall200 Campus DriveArvinCA93203661-854-3134
Bakersfield City Hall1600 Truxtun AvenueBakersfieldCA93301661-326-3767
California City City Hall21000 Hacienda BoulevardCaliforniaCA93505760-373-8661
Delano City Hall1015 11th AvenueDelanoCA93215661-721-9985
Maricopa City Hall400 California StreetMaricopaCA93252661-769-8279
McFarland City Hall401 West Kern AvenueMcFarlandCA93250661-792-2121
Ridgecrest City Hall100 West California AvenueRidgecrestCA93555760-499-5040
Shafter City Hall336 Pacific AvenueShafterCA93263661-746-5000
Taft City Hall209 East Kern StreetTaftCA93268661-763-1222
Tehachapi City Hall115 South Robinson StreetTehachapiCA93561661-822-2200
Wasco City Hall764 E StreetWascoCA93280661-758-7200
Kern County Marriage License Office
Kern County Marriage License1115 Truxtun AvenueBakersfieldCA93301661-868-3743
Kern County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Kern County Assessor-Recorder's Office Vital Records
Kern County Assessor-Recorder's Office Website
Kern County Divorce Certificates
Kern County Library Database
Kern County Marriage Certificates & Records


Married Couples134,838 (50.9%)
Unmarried Couples21,477 (2.5%)
Never Married Men136,150 (40.0%)
Never Married Women104,729 (32.5%)
Separated Men8,052 (2.4%)
Separated Women11,028 (3.4%)
Widowed Men7,389 (2.2%)
Widowed Women23,206 (7.2%)
Divorced Men29,621 (8.7%)
Divorced Women34,067 (10.6%)

How to Lookup Marriage Records in Kern County CA

When you are researching California marriage records online, it’s a good idea to know just where they are. Many times we get online and find out that there is some conflicting information, which leads us to believe that the records may not actually be in place. That can be very disappointing. If you have any doubt about the place of where the marriage actually took place, then you should contact the County Clerks of Record in that county directly.

California marriage records are a part of public record and can be retrieved via the Internet. When you do this, you will have to pay a fee for doing so. However, it is well worth it because of the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your past is out there somewhere. It might be that you run into an old high school classmate or someone who knows someone else who you want to reconnect with. You never know what kind of contacts you can make this way. With the records online, you can find out if that person is who they say they are and if there is any other information to help you.

Before you start searching though, make sure that you find a reliable search site. There are a few out there but many of them have been known to be unreliable. Some of them even have hidden fees that you might not know about until you have already paid.

The best online way to find marriage records in California is to go to a website that has the capability to keep track of all the different records. This kind of website will be able to provide you with information such as the person’s full name and where they married. It also has the ability to access more than just the marriage license, it will give you information on the actual marriage license.

California marriage records can be very handy if you are considering marrying someone overseas. You will know before hand if they are who they say they are and if you are planning to travel to another country, this will save you from being defrauded. Not only that, but it will also be easy for you to get documentation when you need it. You will be able to mail it or fax it out and most countries will be able to obtain it quickly and easily as well.

Online searches are becoming increasingly easier as time goes on, and so are marriage records. However, before you get too involved with online records, you should still check locally because sometimes an online record might not be as up to date as one that is found offline. Marriage licenses are considered public record, so you should still do your research locally at county hall in the county where you think the license was granted. This will ensure that you will get the correct records, and it may also be cheaper this way.