Government / Taxes: Contra Costa County Resources

Find answers to county and local government questions.

Emergency Services

Sheriff's Emergency Services

  • Emerg: 911
  • Emerg cell phone: (925)228-8282 or (925)973-2779
  • Non-emerg: (925)646-2441

Fire - CC Fire Protection District

  • Emerg: 911 
  • Emerg cell phone: (925) 933-1313
  • Non-emerg: (925) 941-3300

Mosquito and Vector Control District

Emergency Alerts

Community Warning System

Inmates - Custody - Records

Inmate Info: 
Someone in Custody?

Call (925) 646-4496 for info, 24/7

Inmate Custody Status
Lookup & Release Notification

Records Unit - Sheriff's Dept.


Warrent for arrest?

Superior Court Clerk - Criminal


Inmate Privileges

(mail, commissary, depositing money, visiting)

Global Tel*Link

Customer service - 866-230-7761
website: /

Telephone service for inmates of state, county, and local correctional facilities. Inmates can call their families and friends by making collect calls or prepaid calls.

Inmate Mail
  • Marsh Creek Detention Facility: 1200 Marsh Creek Road, Clayton. (925) 646-5700
  • Martinez Detention Facility: 1000 Ward Street, Martinez. (925) 646-4494
  • West County Detention Facility: 5555 Giant Highway, Richmond. (510) 262-4210
  • Sheriff, Crime Reports, DA, Public Defender

    Online Crime Reporting View crime reports in your neighborhood  

    The incident must have occured within the CCC Sheriff's Office jurisdiction (unincorporated CCC), or within one of the following contract cities: Lafayette, Oakley, Danville, or Orinda.

    Otherwise report to the police department for the city where the incident took place.

    Warrants:  Sheriff's Office does not provide warrant information to the public. Contact the court of jurisdiction, or your local law enforcement agency.

    Sheriff's Dept.

    District Attorney's Office - 925-957-2200

    • Victim Witness Assistance Center: (Central/East) 925-957-8650; (West) 510-374-3272

    Public Defender's Office - 925.335.8000

    Criminal Records - Request your own
    (CA) State Dept. of Justice 916-227-3400

    Cleaning your Criminal Record

    Expunging Criminal Records: contact the Public Defender's office.  More info online from Sacramento county law library / and from CA Courts

    Licensed DUI Programs

    Identity Theft Victim Checklist (from CA State Dept. of Justice)



    Clerk of the Board

    Liability Claims Manager, Risk Management - 925.335.1456

    County Jobs

    Search for Jobs

    Request Job site support

    Please use the form above  to describe the NeoGov JobSite support request or call directly (877) 204-4442 or email

    Online Tools

    Animals: Lost Pet search    |    Pet Licensing  |   Pet Adoptions search
    Benefits: Apply for Medi-Cal, Food/Cash Assistance    |     Rights & Responsibilities video (use Internet Explorer)    |     Find a Doctor (Physician Directory Search)
    Buildings: Permit lookup (ePermit)    IE 11 help |     Code Enforcement Complaint
    Business: Renew Business License    |     Fictitious Business Name (FBN) (DBA)
    Court: Court Cast lookup    |     Open Child Support Case - TurboCourt    |    Pay Traffic Ticket / Citation
    Child Support: Make / Receive Payments
    Housing: Affordable Rentals / Section 8 search
    Property: Maps, Property Info lookup    |    Tax Account lookup    |     % Tax Allocation lookup
    Records: Order Deeds, Liens, Property Documents    |     Order Birth, Death, Marriage records
    Sheriff: Lookup Crime Reports in your Neighborhood    |    File Crime Report Online
    The incident must have occured within the CCC Sheriff's Office jurisdiction (Unincorporated CCC), or within one of the following contract cities: Lafayette, Oakley, Danville, or Orinda.


    Employment & Human Services

    Apply for Benefits: 
    Cash aid, Food Assistance (CalFresh), Medi-Cal (800-709-8348).

    Apply online at or call 925-602-9379 / info line  1-(877) 505-4630.

    Apply in person:
    Antioch: 4545 Delta Fair Blvd. (925) 706-4980
    Brentwood: Sand Creek Rd., Suite A, Building 6 (925) 513-3720
    Pleasant Hill: 400 Ellinwood Way (925) 602-9379
    Richmond: 1305 Macdonald Ave. (510) 412-3280
    Hercules: 11 Linus Pauling Dr. (510) 262-7709

    If Immediate Need is required, the applicant can apply for Immediate Need cash aid at the Employment & Human Services Department offices located above.

    • EBT  If your card lost or stolen call 1-877-328-9677.

    Treasurer & Tax Collector

    Pay Property Taxes

    Payment history


     If you have not received an exemption application, call (925) 313-7481 for an application.


    Business property tax info - call (925) 313-7600

    571-L - Click here to e-file Business Property Statements

    Animal Services, Animal Control

    Pet Licensing Lost & Found Pets Animal Adoptions
    Spay / Neuter Clinic Microchipping Dog Obedience Classes  (5 week @ Martinez Shelter)

    Emergencies - Animal Control- 925-335-8300 - 24 hr.
    Closed: Sunday & Monday. When closed contact Sheriff's dispatch for Animal Control: 925-646-2441

    Martinez Shelter: 925-335-8300
    Pinole Shelter: 510-374-3966

    Animal Services Non-Emergency Request for Services online: use this form


    County Foreclosures (Source: Foreclosure Prevention Assistance
    California Foreclosure Laws ( A Homeowner's Guide to Foreclosure in California  (CA Dept. of Real Estate)
    Foreclosure Eviction Process in CA


    Contra Costa Foreclosure Lists 


    ** NEWS **  As of June 2, 2014, foreclosure sales will no longer be conducted on courthouse groundsRead Press Release

    Contra Costa County Library (Antioch & Pleasant Hill) receive foreclosure lists twice weekly in the Contra Costa News Register

    Please contact Clerk Recorder's Office for Request for Notice of Default.

    Search the County Site!

    search Contra Costa County website

    Property, Assessor

    (925) 313-7400 
    View Your Taxbill

    Maps & Property Info:

    Frequently Asked Questions  Official Forms 2013-2014 Request for Property Value (Prop 8)

    Owner Name: Call 925.313-7400.
    Clerks will give out 5 owner names over the phone for free, after that they will start charging. If taxpayer doesn't know the APNs and searching by address isn't returning results, the clerk will transfer the call to Drafing/Mapping to find the parcel: 313-7435

    Assessment Appeals   (925) 335-1901

    When can I appeal my assessed value?

    Under State law, if the January 1 market value of your property falls below the assessed or taxable value as shown on the tax bill issued in the same year, the Assessor's Office is required to lower the assessment. Appeals may be filed between July 2 and November 30 for the annual roll. Appeal forms can be obtained from and are filed with the Clerk of the Board.

    Birth, Marriage, Death Certificate

    Clerk / Recorder's Office   (925) 335-7900 Hours:8-4:30 Mon-Fri

    To Correct/Amend Vital Records - CA Dept of Public Health
    For Divorce Records, contact Court Records in person or by mail.

    Recorded Documents, Liens, Deeds, etc.

    Order a copy of a recorded document online 
    (925) 335-7900
    Liens & Releases


    Forms / Deeds - The Recorder's office does not provide blank document forms and cannot assist you in their preparation. Consult an attorney, a title company, or persons familiar with real estate record preparation. If you choose to prepare the document yourself, you may purchase forms at many stationery stores or online.

    Superior Court

    Courthouse locations Case Files and Records
    Court Forms and Forms Packets (Superior Court) Court Forms (Contra Costa Public Law Library)

    Traffic Citations

    Traffic Citation Payments
    Traffic Court Contra Costa County Traffic Schools
    Traffic & Ticket Basics
    Frequently Asked Questions 
    Clerk's Offices - Traffic Court (see offices below)

     Parking Citations: 925-953-8189

    Citation Processing Center
     P.O. Box 22814
     Denver, CO. 80222-2814


    Legal Assistance - Legal Self-Help

    Public Works

    Main info line: 925-313-2000

    Traffic volume, Transportation Engineering 925-313-2187. Also can contact Public Works depts for Cities

    Road Maintenance - 925-313-7000

    Permits - Application & Permit Center - 925-674-7200

    Home Improvements - Energy Assistance

    Neighborhood Preservation Program
    Provides loans to low and moderate-income persons to improve their homes by correcting health and safety problems and improving livability.

    Energy Assistance
    Designed to help low-income people cope with the financial burden of high energy bills. These programs include the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program's (LIHEAP) Housing and Energy Assistance and Weatherization programs, and the Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization program.

    PG&E's Energy Savings Assistance Program

    PG&E Rebate Programs

    Water Conservation Rebates
    Rebates for high-efficiency washing machine, water-efficient landscaping,high-efficiency toilet, and smart sprinkler timer.