January 24, 2018

News & Press Releases

Kern County Oil and Gas Permitting

The Kern County Zoning Ordinance contains provisions for local permitting of oil and gas production. Specifically, Chapter 19.98 (Oil and Gas Production) provides development standards for all future oil and gas exploration, extraction, operations, and production activities in the unincorporated Kern County. The Amendment to the Kern County Zoning Ordinance…

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General Plan Update

California State Law requires counties and cities to adopt and periodically update a General Plan to guide land use development. Kern County is initiating the General Plan Update and is seeking community involvement and input. This website will serve as a gateway for providing and receiving vital information. Get Involved Sign-up for…

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Cannabis Land Use Ordinance Amendment

*All New Commercial Cannabis Activities are Banned*   January 3, 2018 Legal Non-Conforming Medicinal Cannabis Dispensaries List   Kern County Cannabis Land Use Ordinance Revisions to Title 19 – Kern County Zoning Ordinance –2017 B, Title 5 – Business Licenses and Regulations, -and- Title 13 – Parks Recreation Areas and…

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Zoning Ordinance Amendments

Document: Kern County Zoning Ordinance – September 2017 revision

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Community GHG Emission Inventory Final Report

Final Report – May 2012 Methodology Documents – Volume 1 Methodology Documents – Volume 2

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“Dark Skies Ordinance” Informational Guide

Section 19.81 of the Kern County Zoning Ordinance is intended to reduce unnecessary night lighting and to minimize lighting impacts on surrounding properties to help protect Kern County’s rural characteristic of access to a natural dark sky environment and to avoid public nuisances. Full Informational Guide (90 KB) Please refer to…

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Old Towne Tehachapi Vision Plan

Documents Available: Unveiling Event Flyer (64 KB) Vision Plan (7.6 MB) Vision Poster (1.07 MB) Posted in

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PDF File Errors

Due to a recent patch/upgrade released by Adobe for Acrobat and Acrobat Reader, file linking within our PDF files has been broken. We are taking steps to resolve the issue starting with our most active projects/files. For more information, please visit this Adobe forum post. Thank you for your patience.

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Indian Wells Valley Land Use Management Plan

May  19, 2015 – Board of Supervisors Hearing 5/19/2015 Staff Report (45.1 MB) 5/19/2015 Addendum Staff Report (23.5 MB) May 13, 2015 – Board of Supervisors Hearing IWVLMP 5.13.15 Staff Report (36.3 MB) April 9, 2015 – Planning Commission Hearing 4/9/2015 Staff Report (19 MB) Notice of Public Hearing (1.5 MB) March 30, 2015 –…

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Metropolitan Bakersfield HCP Incidental Take Permit

Changes in Permit Process with the Issuance of new Incidental Take Permit for the Metropolitan Bakersfield Area The County of Kern and the City of Bakersfield have received a new Incidental Take Permit (ITP) from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). The Metropolitan Bakersfield Habitat Conservation Plan (MBHCP)…

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