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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Update on COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

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April 3, 2020 - See Press Release (PDF): Contra Costa Issues Mass Isolation and Quarantine Orders for People with COVID-19 and Their Close Contacts. See Mass Quarantine Order (PDF) and Mass Isolation Order (PDF).

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Posted on: April 2, 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: April 1, 2020

April 1, 2020 is Census Day. Residents can respond by phone, online, or mail.

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Census Day is April 1, 2020 and serves as the reference date for the 2020 Census. 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 Cens...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

UPDATE on Board of Supervisors Meeting

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To slow the spread of COVID-19, the Health Officer’s Shelter Order of March 16, 2020, prevents public gatherings (Health Officer Order). In lieu of a public gathering, the Board of Supervisors meeting will be accessible via television and live-s...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Delinquent Property Tax Deadline is April 10

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The Tax Collector’s Office understands and shares the public’s concern about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our residents and businesses, and we are committed to helping in any way we can. While we have no legal authority to e...

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Posted on: March 25, 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: 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 23, 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. 

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Animal Services Announces Service Updates

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CCAS COVID-19 Shelter Services Update

March 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 Order requiring the ...

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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

**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.

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Posted on: March 17, 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.

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Virus Effects on April 10 Tax Deadline

STATEMENT FROM RUSSELL V. WATTS, TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR, REGARDING COVID-19 AND THE APRIL 10 PROPERTY TAX DEADLINE

UPDATED MARCH 24, 2020

We understand that this is a very stressful time, especially for those suffering direct effects from the coronavirus p...

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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

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

CCAS COVID-19 Shelter Services Update

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March 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 Order requi...

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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

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Novel Coronavirus in Contra Costa County

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On March 16, 2020, Bay Area County Health Officers (Contra Costa, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and Marin) issued a Mandatory Health Order directing people to shelter at home, except when ...

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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

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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

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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

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Redwood City Man Found Guilty of Stalking & Vandalism 

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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 23, 2020

Bissell Pet Foundation

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CCAS is a proud partner of the Bissell Pet Foundation, which helps shelters like CCAS find loving homes for the animals in our care.

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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

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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 22, 2020

County Census 2020 Mini-Grants Now Available

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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 and will consist of rolling mini-g...

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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 16, 2020

Oak Park Properties FAQS-Updated January 2020

This project envisions a new library building; new sports fields for the community to enjoy; a new neighborhood of 34 single-family homes; and a greatly improved Monticello Ave as well as the adjacent section of Oak Park Blvd.

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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

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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

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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

3/15 Sunday Adoptions Cancelled

Out of an abundance of caution and the numerous public health orders suggesting or requiring that public gatherings be limited, we will be cancelling our Sunday Adoption Program at our Martinez shelter on March 13.

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Kirker Pass Truck Climbing Lane Project

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

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Oak Park Properties FAQs - September 2019 - Draft EIR released on August 30, 2019

This project envisions a new library building; new sports fields for the community to enjoy; a new neighborhood of 34 single-family homes; and a greatly improved Monticello Ave as well as the adjacent section of Oak Park Blvd.

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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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