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Animal Care Center
Welcome to the City of Bakersfield Animal Care Center (CBACC). CBACC accepts animals from city residents and animals impounded by the City of Bakersfield Animal Control Officers.
The City Attorney’s Office is committed to represent, support, and provide legal advice to the Mayor and City Council, department heads, and staff members of the various City departments.
The City Clerk is the local official who administers democratic processes such as elections, access to city records, and all legislative actions ensuring transparency to the public.
Directed by the City Manager, the City Manager's Office is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the City, development of the City budget, and putting the City Council's goals and policies into action.
The Development Services Department consists of three distinct and inter-connected functions of City government: the Planning Division, the Building Division, and the Economic and Community Development Division. The Department provides professional and technical services that will facilitate and develop Bakersfield’s reputation as a sustainable and thriving community that is a safe, desirable and diverse place to live.
Economic & Community Development
The Economic and Community Development team works to initiate the improvement of quality neighborhoods; help ensure a sound economic base for the community and help increase the quality of life for residents within the City of Bakersfield.
The mission of the Finance Department is to efficiently and effectively maintain the fiscal integrity of the City of Bakersfield in support of the goals of both the City Council and all City Departments.
The mission of the Bakersfield Fire Department (BFD) is to protect, engage, and inspire a safe community while delivering legendary customer service.
The Mission of Human Resources is to contribute to the City of Bakersfield’s success in meeting the needs of the citizens of Bakersfield by providing customer-focused Human Resources expertise that is value added.
The Bakersfield Police Department partners with our community to protect the lives and property of the people we serve.
Our goal is to provide quality infrastructure design, construction, and inspection services; to design, install, and maintain traffic control systems as well as provide maintenance of street surfaces.
Recreation & Parks
Recreation and Parks enhances the quality of life through a variety of programs, parks, and partnerships.
The Division Goal is to protect the assets of the City from potential loss by purchasing insurance, self-insuring or transferring the risk of loss to others; promote safety and well being for City employees by designing training and educational programs to reduce injuries; respond to all claims filed against the City and limit amount of loss.
Access forms, frequently asked questions and water rates for the Water Resources Department.