Agencies

  1. Better Business Bureau Mediation Center of Kern County
    1601 H Street, Suite 101
    Bakersfield, CA 93301-5133
    Inquiries & Complaints: (661) 322-2074

  2. CA Dept. of Consumer Affairs - Bureau of Automotive Repair
    4801 District Boulevard
    Bakersfield, CA 93313
    (661) 833-6304

  3. California Department of Industrial Relations
    Labor Standards Enforcement, Bureau of Field Enforcement
    Wage Claims and Adjudication
    5555 California Avenue
    Bakersfield, CA
    (661) 395-2710

  4. California Contractor's State License Board
    Licensing-Consumer Information
    1601 New Stine Road, Suite 182
    Bakersfield, 93309
    (661) 834-5441
    Headquarters: Information Technicians (916) 255-3900 or 800-321-CSLB

  5. California Court Self-Help Center

Law Library

Kern County Law Library
Superior Court, 1415 Truxtun Avenue, 3rd Floor - Room 301
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 868-5320

Ask the librarian to direct you to the Small Claims Court law resources, such as the "Consumer Law Sourcebook for Small Claims Court Judicial Officers," a three-volume set published by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs in 1996. These books as well as other Small Claims Court source materials are kept at the librarian's desk.

Legal Services

  1. Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc.
    615 California Avenue
    Bakersfield, CA 93304
    (661) 325-5943

  2. Kern County Bar Association
    1675 Chester Avenue, Suite 220
    Bakersfield, CA 93301
    (661) 334-4700

  3. Small Claims Advisor
    1415 Truxtun Avenue, 3rd Floor
    Bakersfield, CA 93301
    661-868-2532

  4. State Bar of California

    San Francisco (Main Office)
    180 Howard Street
    San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
    (415) 538-2000

    Los Angeles
    1149 South Hill Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90015-2299
    (213) 765-1000

    Complaints about attorneys: (800) 843-9053
    Consumer pamphlets: (415) 561-8280

Sheriff

Sheriff's Department, Civil Division
1415 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 868-5500