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Kern County California Property Tax

$1,746.00 35th of 58

Median Property Tax In Kern County, California


Median Home Value In
Kern County, California

0.80% 3rd of 58

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Kern County, California

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Kern County is $1,746.00 per year, based on a median home value of $217,100.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 0.80% of property value.

Kern County collects relatively high property taxes, and is ranked in the top half of all counties in the United States by property tax collections. Of the fifty-eight counties in California, Kern County is ranked 35th by median property taxes, and 3rd by median tax as percentage of home value.

While Kern County collects a median of 0.80% of a property's each year as property tax, the actual amount of property tax collected is lower compared to the rest of California. This is partially because the median property value in Kern County is $167,100.00 lower than the California median property value of $384,200.00.

Property Tax Tip Note: Due to the complicated and varied methods used to calculate property tax in different counties, the best way to compare property taxes between jurisdictions is through median property tax values. If you need to calculate the exact tax due on your property, contact the Kern County Tax Assessor.

Kern County's Property Tax Is Higher Than Average

35th out of 58

By median yearly property tax

3rd out of 58

By percentage of median home value

37th out of 58

By percentage of median income

You can see how Kern County (highlighted in green) compares to the fifty-eight other counties in California with the bar chart above, sorted by median property tax in dollars. For a visual map of county property tax rates in California, see our California county property tax map.

Property Tax Tip Remember: Real estate prices also play a large part in which California counties have the highest and lowest median property taxes. Higher-valued properties will generally have higher taxes, even if the median percentage of home value levied as property tax is different. For comparisons, you can also use Percentage Of Home Value.

Kern County is located in California, which is ranked 10th highest of the 50 states by median property tax. Here's how Kern County's property tax compares to the 3,142 other counties nationwide:

606th out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

1508th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

709th out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how California as a whole compares to the rest of the states, check our our interactive state-by-state property tax map. You can find statewide statistics on the California property tax page.

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Kern County Property Tax Assessor

Property tax assessments in Kern County are the responsibility of the Kern County Tax Assessor, whose office is located in Bakersfield, California.

If you need to pay your property tax bill, ask about a property tax assessment, look up the Kern County property tax due date, or find property tax records, visit the Kern County Tax Assessor's page. Applications for the Kern County homestead exemption, any property tax appeals, and applications for a current use tax reduction must also be submitted to the Kern County Assessor's Office.

For some properties, you can easily find the most recent tax assessment by looking up the property address with our property records search. You can also use our Kern County Property Tax Calculator to estimate your property tax based on median tax values (results open in new page).

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Data Sources: Our property tax data is based on a 5-year study of median property tax rates conducted from 2006 through 2010.

United States Census Property Tax Data
U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey, 2006-2010
The Tax Foundation Property Tax Data
The Tax Foundation
Property Tax Calculations, July 2012
california Property Tax Data
California Franchise Tax Board
Tax Statistics & References