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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Update on COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

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Watch our County Health Officer, Dr. Chris Farnitano, answer questions from the public on Updated Shelter in Place Order in this video. See also videos on topics from childcare to recreation at Video Channel.

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Cooling Tips for Heat

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TIPS TO PREVENT heat-related symptoms: 

  • Drink water. Sip all day; do not wait until you are thirsty. 
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeinated beverages, sugary soft drinks, and full-strength fruit juices. 
  • Limit physical activity and wear a hat...
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Posted on: May 28, 2020

It only takes a few minutes for your pet to die in a hot car

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It's HOT outside! If you need to go to the store, please leave your pet at home. It only takes a few minutes for your pet to die in your car. If you are out and see a dog in a car, here's what to do.

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Tree Work at 6180 and 6208 Hillside Drive in El Sobrante

Contra Costa County Public Works Will Perform Tree Removal

and Tree Trimming at 6180 and 6208 Hillside Drive in El Sobrante

 

May 27, 2020, El Sobrante, CA – A Contra Costa County Public Works contractor will perform tree removal ...

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Public Works News Flash
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Board of Supervisors Passed Ordinance to Continue Eviction Protection and Rent Freeze

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The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance on May 26, 2020 that continues an eviction moratorium for residential properties and small businesses through July 15, 2020. The urgency ordinance also continues a temporary rent fre...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Missed the Board of Supervisors Meeting?

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Watch the Board of Supervisors meeting starting at 6 pm on Thursday on Contra Costa Television (CCTV). Meetings can also be viewed online the same week they are held, usually within 48 hours. To watch the recorded meeting online, visit the Video Library.

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

News Release: Clayton Resident Charged with Arranging to Meet a Minor for Sex

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 22, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 mobile

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Clayton Resident Charged with Arranging to Meet a Minor for Sex

Martinez, Calif. – On Thursday May 21, 2020, th...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

More CalFresh on Your EBT Card in June

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If you receive CalFresh, you may see extra money on your EBT card again in June. It will help you buy more food in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. There is no extra paperwork to complete. The extra CalFresh will be added to your EBT card by June 14, an...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Rabbit Owners: What You Need to Know About RHDV

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CCAS wants to advise all rabbit owners that Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV), a highly infectious and deadly disease of rabbits, has been detected in Southern California. There is significant concern that this virus will rapidly make its way to Nor...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Rodeo Downtown Infrastructure Improvements Project

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to Begin Construction on Rodeo Downtown Infrastructure Improvements Project

May 20, 2020, Rodeo, CA – The Contra Costa County Public Works Department will begin construction of the Rodeo Downtown Infrastr...

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Public Works News Flash
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Contra Costa County to Begin Allowing Curbside Retail on May 19, 2020

See Press Release: Contra Costa County to Begin Allowing Curbside Retail on May 19, 2020. 

See Joint Statement (PDF) from Bay Area Health Officers Regarding Significant Progress on COVID-19 Indicators and Next Steps for Reopening. 

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

San Pablo Dam Road Traffic Safety Improvements Project

Contra Costa County Public Works to Begin Construction on San Pablo Dam Road

 May 19, 2020 El Sobrante, CA – The Contra Costa County Public Works Department will begin construction of the San Pablo Dam Road Traffic Safety Improv...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Stop the Spread of COVID-19

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Please follow Stay-at-Home Health Officer Orders to help save lives and slow the spread of COVID-19.

See Press Release: Contra Costa County to Begin Allowing Curbside Retail on May 19, 2020. See Joint Statement (PDF) from Bay Area Health Officers Regarding...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

EFFECTIVE MAY 18

Beginning Monday, May 18, 2020, the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office will allow for public visits by appointment only. To request an appointment you will need to either cal...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Tax Collector's Office Appointments Available

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Beginning Monday, May 18, 2020, the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office will allow for public visits by appointment only. To request an appointment you will need to either call (925) 957-5280 during regular call center hours of 9:00 AM – ...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Child Care Program for Essential Workers

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COVID-19 Emergency Child Care Program supports healthcare workers and first responders living or working in Contra Costa County, as well as other disaster service, social workers and others working at essential businesses.

Essential workers are in such fie...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Three Creeks Parkway Restoration Begins in Brentwood

Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
to Begin Construction on the Three Creeks Parkway Restoration Project

 

May 13, 2020, Brentwood, CA –...

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Public Works News Flash
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Virtual Construction Applications, Permits, and Inspections Now Available

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As of May 4, 2020, the Department of Conservation and Development (DCD) has resumed accepting all types of building and planning applications, issuing all types of permits, and conducting inspections on all types of construction. However, the process has ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

2020 Alamo Summer Concert and Movie Series Canceled

Contra Costa County Canceling 2020 Alamo Summer Concert and Movie Series

May 8, 2020, Alamo, CA – Due to the County Health Department’s current Covid-19 Shelter in Place Order, and the Governor’s expectation that residents of ...

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Public Works News Flash
Posted on: May 7, 2020

County Workforce Development Board Resources for Employees

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Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County, a bureau of the Employment and Human Services Department, has resources available for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including career skills training, unemployment information and free Rapid Re...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

COVID-19 Call Centers for Employers and Small Businesses

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The Workforce Development Board (WDB) of Contra Costa County has worked with partners to develop resources to help employers and small businesses owners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Workforce Development Board and Contra Costa County Board of Sup...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Governor Newsom Announces Executive Order N-61-20

Governor Newsom Announces Executive Order N-61-20

May 6, 2020

To acknowledge the many taxpayers who have suffered financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 and were unable to pay their property taxes when due, Governor Newsom announced today Executive Orde...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Food and Support Services Available

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Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program provides healthy foods and support services to families. If your income has been affected by recent events, and you are pregnant, recently had a baby, or have an infant or child under the age of five, you may be ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Board of Supervisors Passes Eviction Protection and Rent Freeze Ordinance

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve an Urgency Ordinance temporarily prohibiting evictions of residential and commercial real property tenants in Contra Costa County impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and establishing a moratorium on rent...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

**Modified Hours During Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place Order**

Starting March 17, 2020 through the duration of the Shelter-in-Place Order, the Clerk of the Board will operate on a modified schedule, and will be open to the public from 10 AM to 2 PM.

OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM.

During non-public ho...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Advisory Body Meetings Should be Cancelled during the Shelter-In-Place Order

To help limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to comply with the Shelter-in-Place Order, Advisory Bodies are asked to cancel meetings scheduled for the period between March 17, 2020 and through the end of the Shelter-in-Place Order.

During this ti...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Health Officer “Cover Your Face” Order in Effect

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A new health order in Contra Costa County requires anyone working at or visiting an essential business, such as a grocery store or gas station, to wear face coverings to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The order, effective Wednesday, April 22, also re...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

News Release: Judge Finds Credible Evidence Against Danville Karate Coach to Proceed to Trial

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—April 23, 2020 

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638, office; 925-536-8110 cell 

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Judge Finds Credible Evidence Against Danville Karate Coach to Proceed to Trial

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Census 2020 and COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic and shelter in place guidelines have impacted Census Bureau field operations and Census outreach activities. 

Census Bureau Updates

The Census Bureau issued a Statement on 2020 Census Operational Adjustments due to COVID-19 in...

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Census 2020
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Census 2020 is Happening Now. Residents can respond by phone, online, or mail.

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Contra Costa County residents began receiving invitations in March to participate in the 2020 Census from the U.S. Census Bureau. Mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the Census determines how billions of dollars of federal funding are distributed to each s...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

COVID – 19 Response

In light of the unprecedented circumstances regarding COVID – 19 and the Order of the Contra Costa County Health Officer to shelter in place, the Probation Department offices located in Martinez, Richmond and Antioch are closed to the public fro...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

County District Attorney Urges You to Report Price Gouging

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The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office wants to remind all residents that price gouging is illegal while our community is under a State of Emergency from the emergence of the novel coronavirus/COVID-19. 

Price gouging is when...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Treasurer Fiona Ma Offers Resources to Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

SACRAMENTO – California State Treasurer Fiona Ma has launched a resource list for small business owners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The list is located here http://bit.ly/stosmallbizlist. It includes resources from the federal, s...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Disaster Loan Assistance Available

Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

News Release: DA's Office Seeks Public's Assistance for Ongoing Investigation

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The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation, Human Trafficking Unit, is seeking the identity of the below pictured subject related to an ongoing Human Trafficking investigation. Anyone with information regarding th...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

News Release: DA’s Office Underscores Any Price Gouging is Illegal During State of Emergency

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—March 17, 2020

 Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638, office; 925-536-8110 cell

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

DA’s Office Underscores Any Price Gouging is Illegal During State of Emergency

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

CCAS COVID-19 Shelter Services Update

CCAS COVID-19 Shelter Services Update

(Updated April 17, 2020)

In light of the recent COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus) pandemic, the Contra Costa County Health Officer, in collaboration with health officers from seven Bay Area counties, issued a Health O...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

News Release: Newark Man Pleads Guilty for 2 Counts of Attempted Kidnapping for Rape

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JOINT RELEASE– March 12, 2020

Contacts: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 cell

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

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Newark Man Pleads Guilty for 2 Counts of Attempted Kidnapping for Rape

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

News Release: Richmond High School Physical Education Teacher Sentenced to 3 Years in State Prison

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 6, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 cell

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Richmond High School Physical Education Teacher Sentenced to 3 Years in State Prison

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

News Release: Owner of NorCal K9 Found Guilty for 4 Felonies of Animal Cruelty

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 5, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 cell

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Owner of NorCal K9 Found Guilty for 4 Felonies of Animal Cruelty 

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

News Release: Redwood City Man Found Guilty of Stalking & Vandalism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 5, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 cell

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Redwood City Man Found Guilty of Stalking & Vandalism 

Martinez, Calif. – Last week, a Contra C...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

News Release: DA’s Office Arrests and Charges Antioch Woman for Workers’ Compensation Fraud

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 2, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 cell

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

News Release: Walnut Creek Man Sentenced to Prison for Trying to Meet Minor Online For Sex Acts

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 20, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office; 925-536-8110, cell

scott.alonso@contracostada.org

Walnut Creek Resident Sentenced to Prison for Trying to Meet  Minor Online For Sex Acts

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

News Release: Two Men Charged with Burglary of Walnut Creek Macy’s; Over $65,000 Jewelry Taken

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 30, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 cell

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Two Men Charged with Burglary of Walnut Creek Macy’s; Over $65,000 Jewelry Taken

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

News Release: Human Trafficking Day of Action in Richmond Set for January 23

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 16, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638 office, 925-536-8110 cell

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Human Trafficking Day of Action in Richmond Set for January 23

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

News Release: DA's Office & Code for America Announce 3,264 Marijuana Convictions Will Be Cleared

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 9, 2020

CONTRA COSTA CONTACT: Scott Alonso, scott.alonso@contracostada.org, 925-536-8110

CODE FOR AMERICA CONTACT:   Scott Gerber, scott@vrge.us, 408-202-4255

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

Contra Costa County Census 2020 Phase II Grant Funding Available – Request for Proposals Released

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Contra Costa County announces its second phase of Census 2020 outreach mini-grants through a Request for Proposals (RFP). The second phase of funding is available to tax-exempt organizations, schools, and public agencies consisting of rolling mini-grants ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Prosecutor Academy

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First year law students are encouraged to spend one week learning from some of the top trial attorneys in the state at Prosecutor Academy. How do prosecutors decide what cases to file? How does a case proceed from arrest to jury trial? This one-week inten...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

PG&E to Begin Construction on Bay Point Utility Undergrounding Project

August 27, 2019, Bay Point, CA - Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will begin construction on the Bay Point Utility Undergrounding Project. The work consists of undergrounding utility lines along Bailey Road from State Route 4 north to Willow Pass Road ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

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Have a question about property taxes in Contra Costa County?  You are not alone.  Hopefully, we have the answers you are looking for. Here are some categories to search:

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Important Tax Dates

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The following schedule is intended to serve as a general guide to property owners in Contra Costa County, California. Please note that the list below includes only the more significant dates and does not include all items or activities in the regular, pro...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

CalGold Website

How to Guides

CalGold website assists you in finding appropriate permit information for your business. It also provides contact information for the various agencies that administer & issue the permits.

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

COVID-19 Planning for Your Pets

Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) is asking residents to plan now for the eventuality of becoming hospitalized and establishing ongoing care for their pets with a friend, neighbor, or relative. Preparing involves:

  • Having a written plan that designates in...
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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Kirker Pass Truck Climbing Lane Project

Contra Costa County Public Works to Begin Construction on the 

Kirker Pass Road Northbound Truck Climbing Lane Project

May 9, 2019, Concord, CA – Contra Costa County Public Works will begin construction on the Kirker Pass Road Northbound ...

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Public Works News Flash
Posted on: April 5, 2019

About the Board

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Contra Costa is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors elected to represent residents of our County.

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Billing & Payments

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Explore options for receiving the annual tax bill and for paying your taxes, plus more.

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Business License

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Learn how to apply for a business license, complete online renewal, view costs, or submit an exemption.

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Come Work with Us!

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Are you passionate about animal welfare? Does your heart yearn for the chance to make a difference in an animal's life? Join Animal Services!

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Community Outreach

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The District Attorney offers programs for parent education and support, supporting parents of chronically absent children campus safety and online safety for kids, preventing violence through youth education.

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Conservation & Development

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The Application and Permit Center includes staff from Planning, Building Inspection, and Public Works with the goal of enhancing the coordination of permitting services and providing as many development-related services as possible in one office.

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Contra Costa Television

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Contra Costa Television (CCTV) is the flagship channel of Contra Costa County's cable television programming, bringing you special events, government meetings and produced shows.

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

District Attorney Diana Becton

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District Attorney Diana Becton has spent most of her professional career as a judge, lawyer, and manager. On September 17, 2017, she was sworn in as the 25th District Attorney for the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office. District Attorney Becto...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Find Us

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Superior Court Operations

The main branch of the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office is located at:900 Ward StreetMartinez, CA 94553Phone: (925) 957 2200

Central Eastern Operations 

The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office, Cent...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Foster a Friend

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Contra Costa Animal Services is launching a pilot Foster Program. We have had a thriving kitten foster program for several years and we are now expanding this program to include dogs and cats. The CCAS Foster program is a great way to help animal...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Frequent Permit Requests

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Learn more about getting requests approved for home occupations, temporary events, accessory dwelling units, or alcohol and beverage sales.

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

New Property Owners

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As a new owner you may not receive a bill since it is mailed out only once a year.  If you recently bought property, you should contact our office to find out the tax status and obtain a copy of the bill. If you know your Assessor's Parcel Number...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Residential Building

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Learn about the most frequently requested building permits.

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Shelter Enrichment Team

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The Shelter Enrichment Team was created to solve the issue of enrichment for animals in the care of the County. A medically healthy dog isn't necessarily behaviorally, mentally, or emotionally well. It is no surprise that animals are stressed within the s...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Warm Tales & Happy Tails

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There's nothing better than taking home your new friend. Read adoption success stories to warm your heart.

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Watch a Live Meeting

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Meeting agendas for the Board of Supervisors are available online. All meetings are open to the public, and the public is encouraged to attend.

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