County Service Areas (CSA)

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Contact Us

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 

Yolo County has been utilizing County Service Areas (CSA) for over 20 years to provide services to County residents.  The basic premise of a CSA is to fund a service that the County would not otherwise be able to fund through traditional sources (property tax, sales tax, fuel tax, etc.) by creating a direct assessment that a property owner pays for a particular service. The most common type of service and associated assessment is for road and drainage maintenance in new subdivisions, but there are others ranging from lighting to fire protection.  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 County-wide 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.

Proposition 218 

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.

For the California's Special Districts Association guidance, link here.

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.

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