COVID-19 Resources

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COVID-19 Vaccination (Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley)

If you currently meet one of the State's eligibility tiers, please fill out the eligibility form below to start the appointment process for your vaccination. All vaccinations are subject to eligibility certification, no walk-up appointments will be accepted at Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley.

COVID-19 Community Vaccine Registration Form



COVID-19 Vaccination (My Turn California)

The Kern County Department of Public Health is now accepting appointments for COVID-19 inoculations at various locations throughout Kern County. Please utilize the State of California's 'My Turn' system to register for an appointment.




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Updated April 13, 2021

On April 13, 2021, the Kern County Department of Public Health announced the County had met the state-mandated metrics to progress into the 'Orange Tier' of  the "Blueprint for a Safer Economy" established by the State of California. 


City Declaration

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) in March of 2020.. 

Mayor Susan Wiggins signed Resolution No. 11-20 on Friday, March 20, 2020. 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 as a result of State mandates in relation to COVID-19. 


City services remain in operation.

Tehachapi City Hall, the City Hall Annex (Development Services) and the Tehachapi Police Department lobby are open during regular business hours. Capacity limitations along with facial covering requirements are in place. Please see the details at the door prior to entry. Passport services are not in operation at his time at City Hall.

The Tehachapi Rail Depot Museum has reopened on Saturday's and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm. Other venues such as Beekay Theatre, Heritage League Museum and the Visitor Center are working on reopening plans. 

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. 


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  

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 continues to process permits as needed with in-person services or online forms. 

Please visit the Building Department Page with necessary documents.

Contact the Building Department  with any questions at permits@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