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Department Directory

Slo County Department Directory
Here is a list of County departments and other affiliated agencies. If you don't find what you're looking for, please use our contact form or telephone us at (805) 781-5000 or toll free at (800) 834-4636.

Clickable index:

A B C D E F G H I L M O P R S T V W


Administrative Office
Here you'll find information on the County Administrative Office and its associated departments.

Government Center

Room D-430

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805)-781-5011

Fax: (805)-781-5023

Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures
Information on agricultural resources, pest management, pesticide use information, and crop reports may be found here. You'll also find weights and measures conversion tables.
810 W. Branch

Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Tel: (805) 473-7090

Fax: (805) 473-7094

350 North Main Street

Templeton, CA 93465

Tel: (805) 434-5950

Fax: (805) 434-5953

2156 Sierra Way

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-5910

Fax: (805) 781-1035

Airport
Here you'll find information on the San Luis Obispo County's Regional Airport: McChesney Field Airport.
901 Airport Drive

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-5205

Alcohol and Substance Abuse (Drug and Alcohol Services)
The Drug and Alcohol Services Department promotes safe, healthy, responsible, and informed choices concerning alcohol and other drugs through programs responsive to community needs.
San Luis Obispo Center

2180 Johnson Avenue

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-4275

Arroyo Grande Center

1106 Grand Avenue

Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Tel: (805) 473-7080
Atascadero Center

3556 El Camino Real

Atascadero, CA 93422

Tel: (805) 461-6080
Paso Robles Center

1763 Ramada Dr.

Paso Robles, CA 93446

Tel: (805) 226-3200
Animal Services
The Animal Services Department, which receives abandoned, homeless, and stray animals at the shelter, performs rabies control and monitoring, enforces local and state animal regulations, and assists in offering solutions to animal-related problems.
County Operations Center, Hwy 1

885 Oklahoma Avenue

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Tel: (805) 781-4400

Shelter Update: (805) 781-4407

Volunteers: (805) 781-4413

Assessor
The Assessor is responsible for locating, identifying the ownership, and determining the value of all taxable property within the county. This information is then published in the "assessment roll."
1055 Monterey Suite D360

San Luis Obispo CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5643

Auditor - Controller
The Auditor-Controller acts as a guardian of funds administered for the County, cities, schools, and special districts, and provides an independent source of financial information and analysis.
County Government Center

1055 Monterey Suite D220

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5040

Fax: (805) 781-1220

Board of Supervisors
Here you'll find information on who represents you, Board agendas and meeting minutes, how to contact your Supervisor and how to get information on matters before the Board.
1055 Monterey Suite D430

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5450

Central Services
The Central Services Department provides internal support to other County Departments including: Purchasing and Procurement, Fleet Services, Property Management, and more.
1087 Santa Rosa St.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5200

Fax: (805) 781-1102

Child Support Services
The Department of Child Support Services establishes paternity and court orders for child and medical support and enforces these court orders by collecting support from non-custodial parents.
1200 Monterey St.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (866) 901-3212

Fax: (805) 781-1293

Clerk-Recorder
Here you'll find information and forms you need to get married, register to vote, file a fictitious business name, record documents and obtain birth, death and marriage certificates. The Clerk-Recorder is responsible for vital and official record documents, elections, Board of Supervisors' records and many other processes and functions.
San Luis Obispo Office

1055 Monterey St.

Suite D120

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5080

Fax: (805) 781-1111

North County

6565 Capistrano

Atascadero, CA 93422

Tel: (805) 461-6041

Fax (805) 461-6043



(Upstairs from library at 6555 Capistrano)

County Counsel
County Counsel provides legal advice to County departments and agencies and litigation services to special districts.
1055 Monterey St.

Suite D320

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5400

Fax: (805) 781-4221

District Attorney
Here you'll find information about the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's office, including the Bad Check Program and Victim / Witness Assistance Program
1035 Palm St.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5800

Emergency Services
Here you'll find information about preparing for natural disasters and emergencies, disaster relief, and links to agencies for assistance.
1055 Monterey St.

Suite D430

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5011

Fax: (805) 781-5005

Farm Advisor/Cooperative Extension
The Farm Advisor/Cooperative Extension provides programming in agriculture, natural resources, nutrition, and consumer science, as well as youth development through 4-H programs.
San Luis Obispo Office

2156 Sierra Way, Suite. C

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-5940

Templeton Office

350 N. Main Street, Suite. B

Templeton, CA 93446

Tel: (805) 434-4106

Fire - Cal Fire/County Fire
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection provides fire protection for the County of San Luis Obispo, the City of Pismo Beach, the Avila Beach Community Services District and the Los Osos Community Services District by cooperative agreements.
Headquarters

635 N. Santa Rosa St.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Tel: (805) 543-4244

Grand Jury
The Grand Jury's primary function is to examine all aspects of local government, ensuring that the county is being governed honestly and efficiently and that county monies are being handled judiciously.
1051 Mill St.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5188

Fax: (805) 781-1156

Health Agency
The Health Agency includes the Drug and Alcohol Services, Mental Health Services, and Public Health Services departments. Together, these departments provide health-related assistance and services to county residents, including the Women, Infant and Children Program, alcohol and substance abuse walk-in clinics, and crisis intervention.
For Drug and Alcohol contact information, click Drug and Alcohol

General Inquires:

Tel: (805) 781-5500

For Mental Health Services contact information, click Mental Health

For Public Health Services contact information, click Public Health

Human Resources
Here you'll find services and information for County employees as well as those who seek employment with the County of San Luis Obispo.
1055 Monterey St. Suite D250

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5959

Fax: (805) 781-1044
Information Technology
Information Technology (IT) provides information technology solutions to support county departments in serving the public. IT services range from project management, programming, and computing services to networking, radio communications, budgeting and finance, telephone support services, information security, and technical support.
Room 400, County Government Center

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5050

Fax: (805) 781-1222

Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO)
Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) considers proposals for the formation of new local governmental agencies; reviews proposals based on a variety of factors including: a plan for services submitted by the agency, resources and infrastructure capacity, and the need for services; considers the impact that a proposal may have on existing agricultural lands with focus on prime agricultural lands; and urban sprawl can best be described as irregular and disorganized growth occurring without apparent design or plan.
1042 Pacific Street, Suite A

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-5795

Fax: (805) 788-2072

Law Library
Here is information about the San Luis Obispo Law Library which provides current legal materials that meet the legal research and information needs of Law Library users in San Luis Obispo County. We serve all members of the community and county government.
1050 Monterey St., Room 125

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-5855

Fax: (805) 781-4172

Learning & Development Center (For County Employees)
San Luis Obispo Learning & Development Center is the place where SLO County government employees can find creative solutions, learn something new, or experience personal and professional growth.
1055 Monterey St.

Suite D430

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 Tel: (805) 781-5011

Fax: (805) 781-5005

Library, SLO City-County
Here you'll find information on the City-County Library and its branches.
995 Palm St.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Circulation: (805) 781-5991

Reference: (805) 781-5989

Audio-Visual: (805) 781-5782

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 8107

San Luis Obispo, CA 93403

Mental Health Services
Here you'll find information on the Mental Health Services and programs available.
2178 Johnson Avenue

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4535

Tel: (805) 781-4700

Office of Emergency Services
Here you'll find information about preparing for natural disasters and emergencies, disaster relief, and links to agencies for assistance.
1055 Monterey St.

Suite D430

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5011

Fax: (805) 781-5005

Parks & Recreation
The Parks & Recreation Department provides a unique blend of outdoor recreational programs and activities for the public. Here you'll find information about camping, golf courses, day use facilities, dog parks, recreation programs, park projects and more.
1144 Monterey Street 

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-5930

Fax: (805) 781-1102

Email: SLOParks@co.slo.ca.us
Make A Reservation: http://reservations.slocountyparks.com



Pension Trust
Pension Trust funds and pays the benefits accrued by Employees of San Luis Obispo County pursuant to the provisions of the San Luis Obispo County Employees Retirement Plan.
1000 Mill Street

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5465

Personnel (Human Resources)
Here you'll find services and information for County employees as well as those who seek employment with the County of San Luis Obispo.
1055 Monterey St.

Suite D250

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5959

Fax: (805) 781-1044

Job Hotline: (805) 781-5958

Planning and Building
Here you'll find information about The Department of Planning and Building which provides public services related to land use and development permits, long-range community planning, building permits and inspections, housing services, zoning and enforcement, economic development, and other related services.
976 Osos Street

Room 200

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5600

Fax: (805) 781-1242

Permits, Inspections, Zoning: (805) 788-2076

Probation
The Probation department provides a wide array of services to both the juvenile and adult population of law offenders.
1730 Bishop Street

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-5300

Fax: (805) 781-1231

Juvenile Services

1065 Kansas Ave.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5352

Fax: (805) 781-1230

Juvenile Hall

Tel: (805) 781-5389

Fax: (805) 781-1169

Public Administrator
The Public Administrator investigates and may administer the estates of persons who die without an appropriate person willing or able to act as administrator. The Public Administrator has the same duties and functions as private administrators.
1055 Monterey Street, Room D-290

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5846

Fax: (805) 781-5362

Mailing Address

Post Office Box 1149

San Luis Obispo, CA 93406-1149

Public Health Services
Here you will find information on Community Health Services, Environmental Health, Family Health Service, Low Income Medical Care and other public health issues and resources.
San Luis Obispo Office

2191 Johnson Ave.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-5500

Atascadero Office

5575 Capistrano

Atascadero, CA 93422

Tel: (805) 461-6050

Grover Beach Office

286 S. 16th St.

Grover Beach, CA 93433

Tel: (805) 473-7050

Morro Bay Office

760 Morro Bay Blvd.

Morro Bay, CA 93442

Tel: (805) 772-6380

Paso Robles Office

723 Walnut St.

Paso Robles, CA 93446

Tel: (805) 237-3050

Public Works
Provides public services related to the safe and efficient movement of traffic on the 1310 miles of County maintained roadways; engineering and surveying review of proposed land development; administration and operation of various water and waste water wholesale and retail facilities, including the Nacimiento Water Supply and Los Osos Waste Water projects; long term master water planning; and franchise administration for the unincorporated areas.
1050 Monterey St.

Room 207

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5252

Fax: (805) 781-1229

Risk Management
Risk Management is a division of the County Human Resources Office.
1055 Monterey St.

Suite D250

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel:(805) 781-5959

Fax (805) 781-1044

Sheriff - Coroner
The Sheriff - Coroner's Office provides local law enforcement services.
1585 Kansas Ave

San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

Tel: (805) 781-4550

Social Services
Here you'll find information on general assistance, food stamps, MediCal, CalWorks, child welfare, adoptions, foster care, and other social services.
San Luis Obispo Office

3433 S. Higuera

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-1600

Arroyo Grande Office

1086 E. Grand Avenue

Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Tel: (805) 474-2000

Atascadero Office

9415 El Camino Real

Atascadero, CA 93422

Tel: (805) 461-6000

Nipomo Office

681 W. Teft St. Suite 1

Nipomo, CA 93444

Tel: (805) 931-1800

Paso Robles Office

406 Spring St

Paso Robles, CA 93446

Tel: (805) 237-3110

Superior Court
The Superior Court handles civil, criminal, small claims, and traffic courts for the County of San Luis Obispo and the State of California.
Superior Court General Information Line

Tel: (805) 781-5143
Criminal Court Operations

1050 Monterey Street Room 220

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Misd/Felony Cases: 805-781-5670

Civil Court Operations

1035 Palm Street

Room 385

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Public: 805-781-5677

Civil Appeals: 805-781-5677

Probate: 805-781-5677

Family Law: 805-781-5706

Traffic Processing Center

SLO Superior Court

1050 Monterey Street Room 222

San Luis Obispo, CA, 93408

Traffic: 805-781-5696

Grover Beach Branch

214 South 16th St.

Grover Beach, CA 93433

Civil & Small Claims: (805) 473-7077

Criminal: (805) 473-7072

Traffic: (805) 473-7070

Paso Robles Branch

549 10th Street

Paso Robles, CA 93446

Civil: (805) 237-3079

Criminal: (805) 237-3080

Small Claims: (805) 237-3077

Traffic: (805) 237-3070

Tax Collector
Here you'll find information on property taxes, the public auction, business license, Transient Occupancy Tax, and other services by the Tax Collector.
1055 Monterey Street,

Room D-290

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5830

Fax: (805) 781-5362

Treasurer
Here you can find out about the County Treasurer's investment policy, how the county's funds are invested, how the investment pool is rated, and more.
1055 Monterey Street,

Room D-290

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5842

Fax: (805) 781-1079

Mailing Address:

Post Office Box 1149

San Luis Obispo, CA 93406-1149

Veterans Services
Here you'll find information on services and programs for U.S. Veterans.
801 Grand Ave.

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-5766

Weights and Measures (Department of Agriculture)
Here you'll find information on weights and measures conversion tables. You'll also find agricultural resources, pest management, pesticide use information, and crop reports.
810 W. Branch

Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Tel: (805) 473-7090

Fax: (805) 473-7094

350 North Main Street

Templeton, CA 93465

Tel: (805) 434-5950

Fax: (805) 434-5953

2156 Sierra Way

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Tel: (805) 781-5910

Fax: (805) 781-1035