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Kern County, California

General Services ♦ Property Management

Property Management is a full service real estate branch for the County of Kern. Property Management is responsible for assuring equitable treatment of the County and the public in all transactions involving real property.

Property Management functions:

  • Negotiating for the acquisition, sale or lease of real property
  • Providing recommendations to the Board of Supervisors
  • Performing real property appraisal reviews
  • Negotiating franchises in County right-of-ways
  • Acting as a property manager for one non-County facility
  • Assisting other County departments with space needs
  • Preparing deeds, leases, licenses, right-of-way agreements, easements, and similar legal documents
  • Assisting in the collection of rental or other monies due to the County
  • Maintaining an inventory of County-owned or leased real property
  • Assisting County Counsel in eminent domain proceedings
“Property Management provides centralized professional services for the County in all real property transactions and franchise agreements. Our dedication and hard work ensure that County departments space needs are met, property is secured, maintenance concerns are addressed, and all parties are represented fairly in the transaction.”
-Tim Garrison, Real Property Manager

Did you know?

In Fiscal Year 2011-2012, Property Management staff negotiated:
  • 38 leases
  • 9 lease amendments
  • 30 licenses for use of County facilities
  • 25 property acquisitions
  • 8 franchises
  • 4 easements
  • 1 property sale
  • 2 property transfers
  • 2 franchise amendments
  • 2 franchise repeals
  • 2 franchise adjustments
  • 64 Consumer Price Index adjustments

Address: Kern County General Services
1115 Truxtun Avenue, 3rd Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301     Map/Directions
Phone #: (661) 868-3000
FAX #: (661) 868-3100
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