The first payment of Kern County residents’ property tax installments will become delinquent if not paid by 5 p.m., Monday.

In order to avoid a 10 percent late penalty, property tax payments must be paid either online, in-person or postmarked before next week.

Those wishing to make a payment can mail to the address: KCTTC Payment Center, P.O. Box 541004, Los Angeles, CA 90054-1004.

Payments can also be handed in at the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office located at 1115 Truxtun Avenue, second floor in Bakersfield.

Payments can be made online at

Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover cards can be used for payments made online. A credit card service fee will be assessed based on the amount of taxes paid.

Electronic checks can also be used for payments over the internet with zero fees.

Tax bill will be mailed to all property owners whose addresses were on file with the County Assessor as of Jan. 1 of this year.

Those who do not have their tax bills may request a substitute bill or obtain the amount of property tax due by calling 661-868-3490 or by emailing

Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Bakersfield Museum of Art will host a special noon-time First Wednesday featuring an interactive discussion with Curator Rachel Magnus and Artist Charles Arnoldi on his abstract art exhibition.

The event will take place from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday at the museum located at 1930 R St.

The museum called Arnoldi one of the most significant contemporary abstract painters, sculptors and printmakers of his generation in a news release. He emerged from the Los Angeles art scene in the 1970s.

“Arnoldi’s work challenges, dissects and informs the traditional structure of form,” the museum said in the release. “Each piece is tirelessly configured and constructed, nuancing the relationship and subtleties of line and shape, color and material – the language of pure abstraction.”

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