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PUBLIC AGENCIES


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The County Superior Courts generally hear all Probate and Probate related cases (Conservatorships, Guardianships, Trust).


www.monterey.courts.ca.gov

Monterey Division (831) 647-5800
1200 Aguajito Road, Monterey, CA 93940

Appellate, Civil, Domestic Violence, Family Law & Support, Mental Health,
Probate, Small Claims

Salinas Division (831) 755-5400
240 Church Street, Salinas, CA 93901
Court Annex: 118 W. Gabilan Street, Salinas, CA 93901
Mail: 240 Church Street, Suite 318, Salinas, CA 93901

Appellate, Ct. Admin, Criminal, Grand Jury, Jury Commissioner, Juv. Dep./Delinq.
Writs of Habeas Corpus


www.santa-cruz.ca.us

Superior Court (831) 454-2000
701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Civil Court: (831) 420-2330
Court Clerks: (813) 420-2200
Calendar: (831) 420-2204
Probate Examiner, Cynthia Barbaccia, Room 110 420-2308

Chief Exec. Officer, Alex Calvo, Room 101C 454-3301
Admin., Roy Blaine, Room 101C 454-2012
Judges’ Chambers 454-2380
Court Reporters, Deanie Lindren 454-2334
Motions Calendars, Room 110 454-2303



www.sanbenito.courts.ca.gov

Superior Court (831) 636-4057
440 Fifth Street, Hollister, CA 95023
(corner of Monterey and Fifth Street)
Small Claims & Civil (Probate), Family. Room 205
Fax: 831-636-2046


These County Agencies provide “Adult Protective Services” for elderly and dependent adults who are unable to protect themselves from abuse, neglect or exploitation. The offices investigate and report. They also provide crisis intervention.

Also see not-for-profit section for Legal Services for Seniors.




MONTEREY COUNTY
Department of Social Services
713 Laguardia Street, Suite A
Salinas, CA 93901
24 HR. ABUSE HOTLINE: (800) 960-0010
Fax: (831) 899-8022
Website: www.co.monterey.ca.us

Susan Appel, APS Program Manager
1000 South Main
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 755-4435/(831) 883-7511
E-mail: appelsh@co.monterey.ca.us

Ritch Lewis, APS Supervisor
2620 1st Ave.
Marina, CA 93933
Phone: (831) 883-7552
E-mail: lewisrm@co.monterey.ca.us
Intake Fax (831) 883-756


This county agency investigates the abuse of elders (65+) and dependent adults (18-64) who are physically or mentally unable to care for themselves. The agency has an immediate response unit.

English/Spanish


Contact Information:

Human Resources Agency
P.O. Box 1320
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
24 HR. ABUSE HOTLINE: (866) 580-HELP(4357)
Fax: (831) 454-4290
Website: www.hra.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/html/aps.html

1400 Emeline Ave., Bldg. K, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831) 454-4101

12 W. Beach St., Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: (831) 763-8800


Health and Human Services Agency
1111 San Felipe Road, Suite 206
Hollister, CA 95023
24 HR. ABUSE HOTLINE: (831) 636-4190
Fax: (831) 637-2910
Website: www.san-benito.ca.

Donna Elmhorst, APS Supervisor
Phone: (831) 636-4190
E-mail: elmhod@cws.state.ca.us



The District Attorney's office is responsible for filing and prosecuting all criminal cases in the county.


Salinas Office (831) 755-5070
230 Church Street, Bldg. 2 & 3, Salinas, CA 93901
P.O. Box 1131, Salinas, CA 93902
Fax: (831) 755-5068 (Bldg. 3)
(831) 796-3389 (Bldg. 2)

Monterey Office (831) 647-7770
1200 Aguajito Road, Room 301, Monterey, CA 93940
Fax: (831) 647-7762

King City Office (831) 385-8325
250 Franciscan Way, King City, CA 93930
Fax: (831) 385-8365


701 Ocean St., Room 200, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 454-2400
Public Administrator (831) 454-3532
Investigations Bureau (831)454-2121

www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/da/dahome.htm


Location: 419 4th St., Hollister, CA 95023-3801 (831) 636-4120
Fax: 831.636.4126

www.san-benito.ca.us/departments/da



The Assessor’s Office assesses real property tax on real estate transfers and purchases.


Assessor, County Clerk-Recorder (831)755-5035
County of Monterey, Office of the Assessor
P.O. Box 570
Salinas, CA 93902
Fax: (831) 647-7719
Email: vagninis@co.monterey.ca.us

Lori Beth Merrill (831)755-5916
Appraiser, Office of the Assessor
County of Monterey, Office of the Assessor
P.O. Box 570
Salinas, CA 93902
Phone: (831)755-5916
Fax: (831) 647-7719
Email: merrilllb@co.monterey.ca.us


Assessor, Santa Cruz County
701 Ocean Street, Room 130 (831) 454-2002
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Business Property Division (831) 454-2487
Marine/Aircraft Division: (831) 454-2462
Fax: (831) 454-2495
Office Hours: 8AM - 5 PM, Monday - Friday


Assessor, San Benito Country
440 5th St., 1st Floor (831) 636-4030
County Courthouse
Hollister, CA 95023-3843
Fax: 831.636.4033
E-Mail: tslavich@assessor.co.san-benito.ca.us 


The Monterey Sheriffs Department Mission Statement. Reprinted with permission.

Our main mission is the protection of life and property of citizens in Monterey County and the operation of the County Jail.

We shall provide quality law enforcement service to everyone in Monterey County with dedication, honor and commitment.

We shall faithfully serve the people whose laws we enforce and that in so doing we will never violate the public’s trust placed in our positions.

We shall demand of ourselves the highest standards of honesty and integrity.

We recognize that our employees are our most valued assets and we recognize that diversity is strength.

We further recognize the importance of investing in the future of our community’s children.

We shall safeguard the rights of everyone, regardless of who they are or what they represent. And we shall work together with the community to solve problems and form partnerships.

We shall treat each other and the public with dignity and respect while basing our decisions on what is best for the public and what is best for the agency. Our actions will consistently be in the best interest of the public without bias or prejudice.

We shall strive to improve the quality of life for everyone by working together to make our streets, neighborhoods




1414 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906

Officer needed, non-emergency:
Salinas: 755-5111
Watsonville: 888-242-8840
Monterey: 647-7911
King City: 385-8311
Web site: www.co.monterey.ca.us/SHERIFF/

Coroner Division: (831) 755-3792


451 4th St., Hollister, CA 95023-3840
Fax: 831.636.1416
E-Mail: sbcs@sbcsheriff.org 
Web Site: www.sbcsheriff.org 



“live safely and without fear”

Santa Cruz Sheriffs Office
701 Ocean St., Rm. 340
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831)471-1121
E-mail: sheriff@scsheriff.com
Web site: www.scsheriff.com

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