COVID-19 Resources

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COVID-19 Vaccination (Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley)

Currently anyone 65 and older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. 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 (Kern County Fairgrounds)

The Kern County Department of Public Health is now accepting appointments for healthcare workers and residents 65 years and older for inoculations at the Kern County Fairgrounds in Bakersfield. The clinic will be operating on a limited basis until more vaccine becomes available.

All those interested must call (661) 868-0165.

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Updated January 25, 2021

On January 25, 2021, the regional stay-at-home order imposed by Governor Gavin Newsom was lifted, returning the County of Kern to the 'Purple 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. 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.

As of October 19, 2020, 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 but should be restored in the coming weeks. 

Other City facilities, including the Senior Center, Museums, Beekay Theatre, Rail Depot Museum, Heritage League Museum and the Visitor Center remain closed. 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 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 no later than 6 P.M. on meeting day. 

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  

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 


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

Please visit the Building Department Page with necessary documents 

Contact the Building Department  with any questions at

Fill out and email to Tori Marsh at 

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,