Probation Financial Declaration

The San Luis Obispo County Probation Department’s Victim Restoration 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 Victim Restoration Unit can assist victims in submitting claims for restitution to be assigned to those defendants granted probation.

What is the process?

Determination of Ability to Pay

When a Public Defender is appointed in Court, the Judge orders the Defendant to report to the County Officer at the financial evaluation booth to evaluate the Defendant's ability to pay.

Financial Declaration Form

The Financial Declaration form is then used to determine a Defendant's ability to pay for the use of the Public Defender.

Who can use this service?

This service is for Defendants who are on formal probation to determine their ability to pay for the use of a Public Defender. 

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Frequently Asked Questions