County Service Areas (CSAs) are governed by the Yolo County Board of Supervisors and managed out of the County Administrator's Office. Contact information provided below will reach all staff assigned to manage CSAs. Reimbursement and compensation for County employees and officers can be found here.
Administrative Support Team
625 Court Street, Room 202
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: (530) 666-8153
Fax: (530) 668-4029
RFPs/RFQs: Scroll to bottom of page for information on Competitive Solicitations
After-Hours Emergencies: Consult your CSA's webpage for contacts for specific issues or call Dispatch (530) 747-5400
County Service Areas
Some communities in the unincorporated are of Yolo County have been utilizing County Service Areas (CSA) for over 50 years to provide services to the residents of these communities. The basic premise of a CSA is for communities to fund a service by charging a direct assessment or property-related fee for services such as water and/or sewer service, road and/or drainage maintenance, street lighting, fire protection and/or landscaping. As the name implies, a CSA is administered by County staff under the direction of the County Board of Supervisors.
A CSA may be established to provide any one or more of the following types of extended services within an unincorporated area:
Extended police protection, structural fire protection, local park, recreation, or parkway facilities and services, extended library facilities and services, television translator station facilities and services, low-power television services; and any other governmental services, referred as miscellaneous extended services, which the County is authorized by law to perform, and which the County does not also perform to the same extent on a countywide basis both within and outside city boundaries.
Yolo County Service Areas
The mission of Yolo County's program is to ensure quality and cost-efficient delivery of services to designated unincorporated communities. Management of CSAs includes the delivery of services and customer support, as well as compliance with all local State and Federal regulations (i.e. Department of Water Resources, Environmental Protection Agency, County Environmental Health, Regional Water Quality Control Board). Full cost recovery for services is provided utilizing the Proposition 218 process and annual charges for property-related fees, assessments and special taxes.
On November 5, 1996, California voters approved Proposition 218, the so-called "Right to Vote on Taxes Act", which imposes certain requirements before local entities can impose property-related fees and assessments. Proposition 218 provides that only special benefits are assessable. A special benefit means a particular and distinct benefit over and above general benefits conferred on real property located in the assessment district or the public at large.
- League of California Cities Implementation Guide for Proposition 218
- Yolo County Guidelines for the Submission and Tabulation of Protests in Connection with Rate Hearings Conducted Pursuant to Article XIIID, Section 6 of the California Constitution
County Service Area Requests for Proposals/Qualifications and Bid Results
RFPs/RFQs and bid results are managed through the County's procurement process. Select this link to view current advertised bids.