Departments and Services
Provides environmental protection through agricultural pest exclusion, detection, pesticide use, enforcement and management of animal damage; protects consumers by inspecting/testing all commercial weighing devices and enforcing package label laws; feral animal damage.
Phone: (707) 445-7223
Burn Day Information: (707) 443-7665
Phone: (707) 443-3093
Phone: (707) 839-5401
Fax: (707) 839-3596
Legal counsel for defendants who cannot be represented by the Public Defender.
Phone: (707) 445-7659
HOURS OF OPERATION Monday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday: Noon to 4:00 PM Sunday: Closed
Phone: (707) 840-9132
Hours: Tuesday NOON to 5:00 PM Wednesday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday NOON to 8:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Children's Storytime:Wednesdays 10:30 AM
Phone: (707) 822-5954
Appraises all unsecured property annually; appraises secured property at time of transfer, plus all new construction; prepares tax roll and delivers it to the County Auditor yearly; keeps records of taxable property.
Phone: (707) 445-7663
Serves as chief accounting officer in the County; records the financial transactions of the County and other related agencies; audits and processes claims for payment; issues receipts for all monies received by the County; prepares financial reports; compiles the County budget; audits and issues payroll checks; maintains personnel earning and benefit records; accounts for property tax monies; oversees the divisions of Payroll, Accounting, Accounts Receivable, Audit and Cost Accounting and Property Tax.
Phone: (707) 476-2452
Fax: (707) 445-7449
Hours: Wednesday NOON to 5:00 PM Friday NOON to 5:00 PM
Phone: (707) 668-4207
The County of Humboldt is a general law County. The Board of Supervisors which serves as the legislative and executive body of County government and many special districts is comprised of five, full-time members elected by their respective districts. Pursuant to the California Government Code, the Board enacts legislation governing Humboldt County and determines overall policies for County departments and various special districts, adopts the annual budget and fixes salaries. The Board also hears appeals from decisions of the Planning Commission, and considers General Plan amendments (wheelchair access is available from the 829 4th Street entrance). This department is also made up of the following divisions:
Phone: (707) 476-2384
Miranda Post Office 10:45 - 12:00 (1st and 3rd Tuesdays) Myers Flat Post Office 12:15 - 1:15 Weott Post Office 2:00 - 3:15 Redcrest Post Office 3:30 - 4:30
Phone: (707) 269-1990
The Building Inspection Division is responsible for processing permits and approvals and collecting associated fees. Another major function of the Building Inspection Division is field inspection and the resolution of violations. The inspectors also provide a source of public information in the field and office. Additionally, the Division has a plan checking function. Residential plans and plans for projects that do not require complex engineering are checked in house.
Phone: (707) 445-7245
Fax: (707) 445-7446
Building Maintenance provides mechanical, plumbing, heating, electrical, carpentry remodeling, landscape maintenance, and custodial services to facilities owned or leased by the County.
Phone: (707) 445-7621
The department of Child Support Services' mission is to foster parental responsibility for the support of children The Child-Support Enforcement Program, authorized under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, provides services to assist parents in their mutual obligation to financially support and provide health insurance for their child(ren). The Humboldt County Department of Child Support Services is the local child support enforcement agency for all of Humboldt County.
Phone: (707) 441-3200
Fax: (707) 441-3289
The Clerk of the Board provides the official record of proceedings for the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors.
Phone: (707) 476-2384
The Commission advises the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on the status of women in the County; acts as an information and networking agency for federal, state and local women's groups; provides consultation and advice to public and private entities working to develop equitable programs to meet the special needs of women; promotes awareness of multifaceted roles for women by planning study groups, workshops, conferences or honors events.
This division manages the County's utilities, the County's radio and telephone systems, and negotiates and administers the cable television franchises.
Phone: (707) 268-2510
Fax: (707) 476-2433
The Conflict Counsel provides legal counsel for defendants who cannot be represented by the Public Defender.
Phone: (707) 445-7475
Purpose is to develop, extend, and bring about, through adaptive research and education, the use of research based information to improve specific practices and technologies in agriculture, natural resources, marine science, plant science, community development and youth development through the 4-H Program.
Phone: (707) 445-7351
The Coroner investigates all deaths reportable to the coroner; safeguards property of the deceased; notifies and counsels next of kin; conducts inquests; administers estates; provides burial for indigent persons.
Phone: (707) 445-7508
The County Administrative Office was established by Ordinance No. 701-1, passed in 1969. The County Administrative Office is the administrative arm of the Board of Supervisors. The County Administrative Office recommends and facilitates the implementation of policies for the Board of Supervisors, analyzes issues and makes recommendations to the Board regarding the administration and operation of County departments and monitors the use of financial and human resources. This department is also made up of the following divisions:
- Economic Development
- Information Technology
- Management & Budget
- Public Information
- Revenue Recovery
Phone: (707) 445-7266
The County Counsel's office advises and represents more than 40 County Departments, Divisions and offices, the Superior and Municipal Courts, and numerous districts within the County. County Counsel includes a special unit, Code Enforcement Unit , whose function is to remediate public nuisances.
Phone: (707) 445-7236
Humboldt County's parks and recreational areas are located along the Pacific Ocean and the Eel, Van Duzen, Mattole, and Mad Rivers. The parks offer camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating, beachcombing and clamming for the enjoyment of County residents and visitors.
Phone: (707) 445-7651
The District Attorney's Office has two divisions: Criminal Division: Prosecutes crimes occurring within the boundaries of Humboldt County, supplies legal and technical assistance to police agencies and serves as legal advisor to the Grand Jury. Victim/Witness Division:Assists victims of crime and offers support services to victims, their families and witnesses during criminal proceedings.
Phone: (707) 445-7411
Directs diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of persons within the County who suffer from alcoholism and drug abuse.
Phone: (707) 476-4054
The Economic Development Division aligns 3 areas of focus to bring about comprehensive, community-centered economic development that improves the lives of low-income people and increases their opportunities to achieve economic self-sufficiency:Business Retention and Expansion; Housing and Infrastructure and Workforce Development.
Phone: (707) 445-7745
Manages county election responsibilities.
Phone: (707) 445-7481
The Employement Training Department offers help and training to people who are looking for employment.
Phone: (707) 441-4600
The Environmental Health Division offers information on beach pollution, recycling, and disposing of materials.
Phone: (707) 445-6215
Fax: (707) 441-5699
Hours: (effective September 26th, 2006) Tuesday NOON to 8:00 PM Wednesday NOON to 8:00 PM Thursday NOON to 5:00 PM Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Phone: (707) 269-1900
The Main Station Patrol unit provides quality law enforcement services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to the unincorporated areas of Humboldt County from Arcata south to Redcrest.
Phone: (707) 445-7251
Hours: Tuesday NOON to 5:00 PM & 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Wednesday NOON to 5:00 PM Thursday NOON to 5:00 PM & 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Friday NOON to 4:00 PM Saturday NOON to 5:00 PM Pajama Story Hour: Thursday 7:00 PM
Phone: (707) 786-9559
Hours: Tuesday NOON to 5:00 PM Wednesday NOON to 9:00 PM Thursday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Preschool storytime: Friday 10:30 - 11:00 AM KEET Share a Story (Spanish) First Wednesday of each month
Phone: (707) 725-3460
Friday Night Live/Club Live/Friday Night Live Kids Programs build partnerships for positive and healthy youth development which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their community.
Phone: (707) 445-7325
Hours: Wednesday NOON to 5:00 PM Thursday NOON to 4:00 PM Friday NOON to 5:00 PM Saturday NOON to 4:00 PM Children's Storytime: Wednesday 12:30 PM
Phone: (707) 923-2230
The Garberville Station serves the communities of Garberville, Redway, Shelter Cove, Miranda, Phillipsville, Weott, Myers Flat, and Alderpoint. The station is staffed with one Sergeant, five Deputies, one resident Deputy assigned to Shelter Cove, one Correctional Officer and a Senior Legal Office Assistant. The station is open to the public Monday- Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (707) 923-2761
The General Plan provides long-term direction for the growth and development of the unincorporated areas of the County. It expresses community values and goals, and portrays the community's vision of the future. The core elements of the Plan address land use, circulation, housing, resource conservation, open space, noise and protection from hazards.
Phone: (707) 268-3704
The Grand Jury is part of the judicial branch of government. Consisting of nineteen citizens, it is an arm of the court, yet an entirely independent body. The presiding judge of the superior court, the district attorney, the county counsel, and the state attorney general act as its advisors.
Phone: (707) 476-2475
The Headwaters Fund was created from a $22 million state and federal appropriation to offset local impacts of the public purchase of the 3,000-acre old growth Headwaters grove. The fund, which exists to promote economic prosperity and quality of life, consists of three programs: the Grant Fund, the Community Investment Fund, and the Revolving Loan Fund.
This department is also made up of the following divisions:
- Dual Recovery Programs
- Employment Training Department
- Environmental Health
- Friday Night Live
- Mental Health Branch
- Mental Health Services Act
- North Coast AIDS Project
- Project LEAN
- Public Guardian
- Public Health Branch
- Social Services Branch
- Speed Prevention & Awareness Network
- Tobacco Education Program
- Transition Age Youth Collaboration (HCTAYC)
- Veterans Service
- Waste Management Authority (HWMA)
Phone: (707) 441-5400
Hours: Tuesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Wednesday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Friday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Phone: (530) 625-5082
The Hoopa station provides law enforcement services to the northeastern part of Humboldt County including Willow Creek, Hoopa, Orleans, Redwood Valley and other surrounding communities and work in cooperation with the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department and California Highway Patrol. The Hoopa Stations area of responsibility borders Trinity and Siskiyou Counties.
Phone: (530) 625-4231
Manages the County human resources and risk management programs, including recruitment, selection, classification, equal employment, training and workers' compensation; maintains County salary plans, conducts employee relations process; keeps employee records; administers contracts with employee organizations; conducts ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance activities; administers benefit programs; and administers County insurance and liability programs. This department is also made up of the following divisions:
Phone: (707) 476-2349
The Commission was initially established to aid in the eradication of discrimination in the county specifically in cases of employment, public services and housing. SB 381 expanded the purpose to include discrimination based on race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, civic interest, or other factors.
Phone: (707) 268-2548
The Information Technology Division provides network and computer support services for the County of Humboldt government departments, it does not have information about tourism, relocation, schools, real estate, or anything else of that nature. Please contact one of the local Chamber of Commerce offices.
Phone: (707) 445-7556
The Custody Services Bureau's primary function is the care and custody of sentenced and non-sentenced inmates incarcerated in the Humboldt County Correctional Facility (HCCF). Located in downtown Eureka adjacent to the County Courthouse. The mission of the Custody Services Bureau is to provide for the safety of the community by the secure detention of individuals arrested and accused of crimes within the jurisdiction of Humboldt County.
This new system allows you to apply for jobs and fill out interest cards online. Once you have established a User Profile for yourself, you will be able to login at anytime and create or edit your personal "reusable" application.
Juvenile Hall has responsibility for the care and custody of detained minors.
Phone: (707) 445-7644
The Humboldt County Law Library is a free public library which provides legal resources to the general public.
Phone: (707) 476-2356
The Humboldt County Library is a vital community institution providing library service to all County residents through a main library in Eureka, ten branches and a bookmobile. The collections and services the library provides as part of its mission are well used by patrons county-wide. This department is also made up of the following divisions:
- Arcata Branch Library
- Blue Lake Branch Library
- Eureka Main Library
- Ferndale Branch Library
- Fortuna Branch Library
- Garberville Branch Library
- Hoopa Branch Library
- McKinleyville Branch Library
- Rio Dell Branch Library
- Trinidad Branch Library
- Willow Creek Branch Library
Phone: (707) 269-1900
The Management & Budget Team assists the Board of Supervisors in development and implementation of policies, recommends the annual budget and legislative platforms to the Board for adoption, compiles the fee schedule , and assists in the administration and operation of County departments by monitoring the use of financial and human resources.
Phone: (707) 445-7266
Fax: (707) 445-7299
Hours: Tuesday NOON to 5:00 PM Wednesday NOON to 8:00 PM Thursday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Children's Storytimes:English Storytime: Saturday 11:00 AM Spanish Storytime is on the first and third Saturday of every month at 2:00 p.m
Phone: (707) 839-4459
The McKinleyville Station is staffed for business hours, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Non-emergency calls can be made directly to the McKinleyville Station.
Phone: (707) 839-3857
Directs diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of persons within the County who suffer from mental and emotional disorders, alcoholism and drug abuse.
Phone: (707) 268-2990
The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) will provide funding to counties to expand and develop innovative and integrated mental health services for children, youth, adults, and older adults. California voters passed Prop 63 in November 2004 as the result of a grassroots coalition intending to transform public mental health care. The intent of this website is to inform and invite you to participate in the implementation of the MHSA.
Phone: (866) 328-8577
The Environmental Services division of the Public Works Department is responsible for resource management, permitting, and environmental compliance. The Environmental Services division is subdivided into Natural Resources and Water Management.
Phone: (707) 445-7741
The Office of Natural Resources Planning supports a wide range of issues including water, species conservation, land protection, and regulatory policy.
Phone: (707) 476-4804
NorCAP provides information and support for people at risk of contracting HIV, case management services, emotional and practical support for people living with HIV; and information, referral, and advocacy.
Phone: (707) 268-2132
The Office of Emergency Services (OES) assists the Sheriff in controlling and directing the effort of the emergency organization of the County and is part of the Special Operations Division within the Sheriff's Department.
The Humboldt County Parks and Trails system features 17 park units (nearly 950 acres) and the five-mile-long Hammond Trail in McKinleyville. County Parks include ten beach parks, five parks with river access, five boat ramps, and five campgrounds.
Phone: (707) 445-7651
The Planning Division is responsible for planning and facilitating land use development based on the policies of the General Plan, Community Plans, County Codes and Ordinances as well as State and Federal regulations. Planning works with many facets of the community to gather comments regarding proposed developments and provide input into the formation of policies and plans to guide the development of the County. The Planning Department is comprised of three sections: Support Services, Current Planning, and Advance Planning, Grants and Computer Services.
Phone: (707) 445-7541
The Humboldt County Planning and Building Department is responsible for protecting public health, safety, and welfare. The Department achieves this through building permit review and inspections consistent with California model codes as well as planning and development review and approval consistent with the County's General Plan. The Department also provides administrative and development assistance services. This department is also made up of the following divisions:
Phone: (707) 445-7541
Fax: (707) 445-7446
The mission of the Humboldt County Probation Dept. is to minimize the impact and incidence of crime and criminal behavior in our communities. As an arm of the Superior Courts, the Probation Department provides: Accurate and comprehensive information to the courts; Enforcement of court orders; Supervision of adult and juvenile offenders; Sanctions and treatment for offenders through community correction. This department is also made up of the following divisions:
Phone: (707) 445-7401
Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition) is coordinated locally by Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Public Health Branch as a joint effort with the California Department of Health Services. Project LEAN recipes are easy and inexpensive to prepare, as well as low in fat.
Phone: (707) 441-4652
The Public Defender's Office represents defendants in criminal cases who are unable to pay for a private attorney;represents juveniles; parents in dependency matters; and proposed conservatees.
Phone: (707) 445-7634
Fax: (707) 445-7320
The Office of the Public Guardian has two separate basic services provided to the public. The Conservatorship program requires a Superior Court appointment. The Representative Payee program is initiated through the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA requires recipients who cannot manage their funds throughout the entire month to have a payee. The County, as an individual's official payee, is authorized to charge $32 per month to the client for this service. Individual persons are referred to the Public Guardian-Conservator through a multitude of local services providers due to a specific disorder or medical condition. Mental Health Conservatorships are reserved for persons requiring mental health treatment and often controlled-egress psychiatric facilities. Probate Conservatorships are for individuals that have a prominent medical condition that renders the person unable to make daily decisions about his/her care and/or finances.
Phone: (707) 445-7343
Humboldt County Public Health is committed to promoting community health, disease and injury prevention, and a healthy human environment.
Phone: (707) 445-6200
The County Administrative Office maintains a public information function to assist in disseminating valuable information, particularly in times of emergency. A Public Information Specialist staffs this function on a daily basis.
Phone: (707) 476-2389
Fax: (707) 445-7299
The Public Works Department is responsible for County roads (1,200 miles) and bridges (165) motor pool, heavy equipment garage, County airport system (6); prepares engineered plans and specifications; inspects construction projects; manages County properties and right-of-ways; prepares environmental documents; obtains regulatory permits; administers solid waste franchises and facilities; maintains County levee systems (3); and administers County parks (10), review planning submittals for subdivisions. This department is also made up of the following divisions:
- Airports / Aviation
- Building Maintenance
- County Parks
- Natural Resources & Water Management
- Parks & Trails
- Real Property
Phone: (707) 445-7491
Fax: (707) 445-7409
The Purchasing division is responsible for acquiring goods and services that meet the needs of County departments at the best price from the most responsible vendor.
Phone: (707) 268-2544
The Real Property agent supports County Departments by buying, selling, and/or leasing property at the lowest fair market value.
Phone: (707) 268-2667
Maintains records of vital statistics and gives assistance to the public regarding land ownership. This department is also made up of the following divisions:
Phone: (707) 445-7593
Fax: (707) 445-7324
The Regional Facility houses New Horizons, an intensive in-custody Mental Health treatment program.Treatment services include a combination of medication support, individual, group, and family counseling, alcohol/drug assessment and counseling, skill development training focused on anger management, moral judgment, the correction of thinking errors, social skills, and victim awareness.
The Revenue Recovery Division of the County Administrative Office collects Court fines and other outstanding fees due to the County, as directed by Superior Court of California on court orders, and outstanding debts owed to County departments. Revenue Recovery Division has agreements with the Employment Development Department, the Department of Motor Vehicles, Franchise Tax Board and other agencies, as necessary, in their collection efforts. The Revenue Recovery Division works with the clients to set-up a payment plan that is acceptable for the client and the Superior Court of California and/or the County departments.
Phone: (707) 476-2398
Hours: Tuesday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Friday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Children's Storytime:Tuesday 3:30 PM
Phone: (707) 764-3333
Phone: (707) 476-2381
The members of the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, are committed to providing competent, effective and responsive public safety services to the citizens of Humboldt County and visitors to our community, recognizing our responsibility to maintain order, while affording dignity and respect to all persons, holding ourselves to the highest standards of professional and ethical standards. This department is also made up of the following divisions:
- Animal Control
- Jail / Corrections
- Eureka Main Station
- Garberville Station
- McKinleyville Station
- Hoopa Station
- Office of Emergency Services
Phone: (707) 445-7251
A community wide coalition brought together to address the impact of methamphetamine on Humboldt County and its communities. SPAN II has focused on three broad areas of concern and challenge, treatment, prevention and law enforcement.
Phone: (707) 268-2990
The Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt
Phone: General Information: (707) 445-7256
The Tobacco Education Program offers free telphone counseling, classes, counseling, and group programs, self-help materials and information.
Phone: (707) 476-4927
Our goal is to bring organizations and individuals together, to improve the services youth receive as they transition into adulthood and become independent.
Phone: (707) 476-2260
Phone: (707) 476-2450
Hours: Tuesday 3:30PM to 8 PM Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM Children's Storytime:Tuesday 2:30 PM
Phone: (707) 677-0227
The Veterans Service Office administers aid to veterans and their dependents.
Phone: (707) 445-7341
Issues certified copies of Birth, Death, and Marriage certificates, for events which occurred within Humboldt County.
Phone: (707) 445-7382
Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) is committed to safe and efficient disposal of waste generated in Humboldt County, California. We operate a transfer station and a household hazardous waste collection facility in Eureka and sponsor mobile household hazardous waste collection events throughout Humboldt County. We work with local garbage companies, recycling centers and others to reduce, reuse, recycle and safely dispose of the waste generated in our community.
Phone: (707) 268-8680