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Schedule for Monterey County Departments During Shelter In Place Order

Post Date:03/19/2020 7:10 PM

Schedule for Monterey County Departments During Shelter in Place Order


Administration: Open

Ag Commissioner: Open

Assessor/Clerk/Recorder: Closed to public. Limited services by mail, email or phone.

Auditor-Controller: Open, reduced hours.

Board of Supervisors Offices:

  • Districts 1,3,4,5 - Offices are closed. Services by phone, email.
  • District 2 - Office open, reduced staff.

Child Support Services: Open. Reduced lobby hours: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm. Assistance also available at or by calling the customer connect line 866-901-3212.

Civil Rights Office: Office closed. Serving clients remotely via phone and email.

Clerk of the Board: Open. Recommend calling or email.

District Attorney: King City, Monterey Offices closed. Salinas office open.

Elections:  Open but closed to public

Emergency Communications: Open but limited public access.

Health: Open

Human Resources: Closed to the public, services available electronically or phone.

Libraries:  Closed.  Online services

Military and Veterans Affairs Office: Office open with limited staff for virtual appointments, phone calls/appointments. Van Ride to Palo Alto suspended.

Natividad: Normal Operations, Outpatient Diabetes Education Center temporarily closed.


  • Adult Division, 20 E. Alisal Street, Salinas:   Open, most appointments deferred
  • Juvenile Hall, 1420 Natividad Road, Salinas:   Normal operations.  Phone, virtual visits for youth
  • Youth Center, 970 Circle Drive, Salinas:   Normal operations. Phone, virtual visits for youth
  • Juvenile Division, 1422 Natividad Road, Salinas:   Open
  • Silver Star Resource Center, 855 E. Laurel Drive, Salinas:   Open, walk-ins discouraged.
  • Silver Star Youth Program/Rancho Cielo, 710 Old Stage Road, Salinas:   Open, community-based programs suspended
  • Monterey Office, 1200 Aguajito Road, Monterey:   Courthouse closed. See signage for contact information

Public Defender: Lobby closed. Clients should call 831-755-5058. 

Resource Management Agency:

  • Permit Center: By appointment only, no walk ins. Recommend electronic submittals
  • Parks: Open. Public advised not to use playground equipment
  • Public Works: Open

Sheriff’s Office:

  • Jail: In person family visitation suspended, video chat only
  • Administration, jail lobbies: Closed
  • No change in response to emergencies/crimes against persons
  • Some calls for service maybe handled by phone

Social Services: Open for limited/emergency services. Call 831-755-4448

Treasurer/Tax Collector: Reduced service levels/hours: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. M-F. Recommend making payments electronically or by mail.

Water Resources Agency: Closed to the public. To contact staff, call (831) 755-4860 and leave a message. For issues about any Agency facility that needs immediate attention, please call the After Hours line at (831) 796-1166 and leave a message. 

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