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Revenue and Recovery Services

The San Luis Obispo County Probation Department’s Revenue Recovery Unit is in charge of enforcing the orders of the Courts through the collection of restitution and fines.  It is vital and necessary to uphold the orders of the court and make the individuals who have committed crimes financially accountable in terms of fines, fees, and restitution and, to reimburse the County for expenses incurred as a result of criminal activity.

It is the intention of the Court that victims be made whole for any losses incurred. Representatives of the Revenue Recovery Unit can assist victims in submitting claims for restitution to be assigned to those defendants granted probation. In fiscal year 2014/2015 the Collections unit collected $2,891,523 in restitution, court fines and fees and probation fines and fees from offenders. A total of $733,871 in restitution was returned to victims.

The Revenue Recovery Unit has modified its operations to accommodate the revenue recovery needs of other County agencies. Recognizing this unprecedented opportunity to recover delinquent monies owed to them, some of these other County agencies have already entered into an agreement with the Probation Department to utilize the services of its Revenue Recovery Unit.

Drug and Alcohol Services: Persons who have not paid for the services rendered to them by Drug and Alcohol Services, are turned over to the Probation Revenue Recovery Unit. This arrangement protects the confidentiality of the debtor while providing revenue recovery for their court ordered programs.

The Superior Court: to enforce collection of court ordered fines that have gone delinquent. The Revenue Recovery Unit is automating the collection of these delinquent fines, using existing technology, to effect the successful recovery of these fine revenues.

 Important Contacts and Numbers

Bad Check Program 

District Attorney - County Government Center 1050 Monterey St Room 223, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. (805)781-5896/781-5800


County Government Center 1035 Palm St, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. (805)781-5670/866-249-9475

901 Park, Paso Robles, CA 93446.   Civil:  (805)237-3079

                                                           Criminal:  (805) 237-3080 

District Attorney's Office

1034 Palm St, Room 400 San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 (805)781-5800 

Drug and Alcohol Services

2180 Johnson, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408  (805)781-4275/781-4753

County Jail 

1585 Kansas Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805)781-4600

Probation Department/Adult/Juvenile
1730 Bishop Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805)781-5300 Fax: (805)781-1231

1065 Kansas Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805)781-5352 Fax: (805)781-1230

 Sheriff Office
1585 Kansas Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805)781-4550