COVID-19 Resources

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Updated May 26, 2020 

The City of Tehachapi has declared a local emergency in response to the COVID-19 health crisis following Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order (N-33-20). 

Mayor Susan Wiggins signed Resolution No. 11-20 on Friday, March 20. The declaration was ratified via special telephone meeting of the Tehachapi City Council. The minutes are available in the agenda center on this website, the entire meeting recording can be viewed here


The City of Tehachapi, has adjusted business practices to adhere to standards to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 and the potential spread of this virus. The City of Tehachapi is also working in conjunction with the Kern County Board of Supervisors and the County Department of Public Health to assist certain businesses to reopen under an adjusted phase two reopening that was authorized by Governor Newsom on May 20th.


City services remain in operation.

City facilities, including the Senior Center, Museums, Visitor Center, and in-person services at City Hall, will be unavailable until further notice. If you have any questions regarding specific City services, please contact City Hall at (661) 822-2200 during business hours (M-TH, 7 A.M.-5:30 P.M.) 

Public Meetings

All meetings of the Tehachapi City Council and the Planning Commission will be held telephonically in compliance with California Executive Order N-29-20. Citizens can view the meetings live via our YouTube channel. 

Public Comments for the City Council may be submitted in writing via email to Deputy City Clerk Ashley Whitmore at awhitmore@tehachapicityhall.com no later than 6 P.M. on meeting day.  You may also comment by calling (661) 822-2200 ext. 108 to leave a voicemail of no more than two minutes in length, no later than 6:00pm prior to the meeting. Please state and spell your name at the beginning of your message and clearly indicate the agenda item number you wish to address.

Public comments for the Planning Commission may be submitted to City Clerk Tori Marsh at tmarsh@tehachapicityhall.com no later than 6 P.M. on meeting day. You may also comment by calling (661) 822-2200 ext. 108 to leave a voicemail of no more than two minutes in length, no later than 6:00pm prior to the meeting. Please state and spell your name at the beginning of your message and clearly indicate the agenda item number you wish to address.

Parks and Equipment

Parks operated by the City of Tehachapi and the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District remain open.


Utility Payments/New Service 

To eliminate the need for in-person payments at City Hall the following are available: 

Online Payments at www.LiveUpTehachapi.com (No credit card convenience fee) 

Payments or requests for new service or to terminate service by phone at (661) 822-2200, M-TH 7:00 A.M.-5:30 P.M. 

Drop Box Payments at City Hall 

Permitting/Building/Planning 

The City will continue to process permits as needed with online forms. 

Please visit the Building Department Page with necessary documents 

Contact Charles Arbaut, Building Inspector with any questions at carbaut@tehachapicityhall.com

Fill out and email to Tori Marsh at tmarsh@tehachapicityhall.com 

You will be contacted to arrange payment for permit 

You can also fill out forms and mail forms and payment to 115 S. Robinson Street, Tehachapi, CA 93561 

For Planning questions please utilize the Planning Department’s website or contact Senior Planner Kim Burnell at (661) 822-2200 ex. 118, kburnell@tehachapicityhall.com

Events 

The following City events have been canceled 

Book Drive for Porterville Library Recovery

Coffee with the Mayor and City Manager