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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.
Department
(Click on the department name to go to their web site)
Services Address and Telephone

 

Administrative Office
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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

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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

Air Pollution Control District (APCD)

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The Air Pollution Control District (APCD) partners with local communities and businesses to protect public health by implementing regulations and programs to preserve our air quality while assisting the County in meeting outdoor air quality standards. 3433 Roberto Court
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Tel:  (805) 781-5912
Fax: (805) 781-1002

Airport
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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)

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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

Animal Services

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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

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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

North County Office
5955 Capistrano Suite. B
Atascadero CA 93422
Tel:  (805) 461-6143

Auditor - Controller

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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

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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
Child Support Services

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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

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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
5955 Capistrano, Suite. B
Atascadero, CA 93422
Tel:  (805) 461-6041
Fax (805) 461-6043

County Counsel

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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

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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
Drug and Alcohol Services

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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

Emergency Services

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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

Employee University
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Here you'll find information about training resources, classes and other resources available for employees and other government agency training. 1055 Monterey St.
Suite D430
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Tel:  (805) 781-5011
Fax: (805) 781-5005
Farm Advisor

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The Farm Advisor 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

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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

General Services Agency

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Here you'll find information on Building Facilities, Central Mail, Purchasing, Garage and Ground Services, Airports, Parks, and Property Management and Utilities. 1087 Santa Rosa St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Tel:  (805) 781-5200
Fax: (805) 781-1074
Grand Jury

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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

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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 .
For Mental Health Services contact information, click Mental Health .
For Public Health Services contact information, click Public Health .

General Inquires
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Tel:  (805) 781-5500

 

Human Resources 
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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
Information Technology

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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) 781-1388

LAFCO

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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

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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
Library, SLO City-County

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Here you'll find information on the City-County Library and its branches. 995 Palm St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 8107
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
Circulation: (805) 781-5991
Reference:  (805) 781-5989
Audio-Visual: (805) 781-5782
Mental Health Services

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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 
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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 
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Here is information about parks operated by San Luis Obispo County and how you can make park reservations. 1087 Santa Rosa St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Tel:  (805) 781-5930
Fax: (805) 781-1102
Camping Reservation: (805) 788-2381
Pension Trust

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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) 

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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

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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

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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
(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

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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

Mailing Address
Post Office Box 1149
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406-1149
Tel:  (805) 781-5846
Fax: (805) 781-5362
Public Health Services

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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

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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

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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

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The Sheriff - Coroner's Office provides local law enforcement services along with animal services. 1585 Kansas Ave
P.O. Box 32
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
Tel:  (805) 781-4550
Social Services

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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

530 12th St.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Tel:  (805) 237-3110

Superior Court

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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
San Luis Obispo
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 USA
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

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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

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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
Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 1149
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406-1149
Tel:  (805) 781-5842
Fax: (805) 781-1079
Veterans Services

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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)

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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

1734 Paso Robles St.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Tel:  (805) 237-3090
Fax: (805) 237-3088

2156 Sierra Way
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Tel:  (805) 781-5910
Fax: (805) 781-1035