County News & Announcements

 
Register to Vote
Register to vote, change your voter registration information, learn about upcoming elections and candidates, volunteer as a poll worker, look up campaign finance information and more.
Register to Vote
 
Beach/Water Quality
Santa Cruz County evaluates bacterial water quality at beaches and freshwater locations. Visit us online for more information, including an online map of the latest water quality results.
Beach/Water Quality
 
Emergency Preparedness
Contact the Office of Response, Recovery & Resilience to discover resources to help you prepare for emergencies and sign up for alerts, or to learn more about CZU recovery and sustainability and climate change issues.
Emergency Preparedness
 
Apply for Benefits
Nearly one-third of county residents depend on public assistance. Click here to see if you or your family are eligible for medical, food or cash assistance, or to report changes to your status.
Apply for Benefits
 
Animal Adoptions
Grow your family by adopting a pet in need of a forever home. Access other services including spay/neuter care, pay for licenses, report animal abuse and more.
Animal Adoptions
 
Coronavirus Resources
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact us. Learn more about accessing testing, vaccines and therapeutics, as well as community indicators across numerous demographics and geographies.
Coronavirus Resources
 
Data Share
Data guides decision-making through our programs and services. Learn more about your community and build customs report and dashboards through DataShare Santa Cruz County.
Data Share
 
Mental Health Services
Santa Cruz County provides a wide range of prevention and treatment options for adults, children and families. Learn more about accessing mental and behavioral health services in your community.
Mental Health Services
 
Behind Every Employer
Are you a business owner looking for resources and other support? Connect with Santa Cruz County’s Behind Every Employer network today.
Behind Every Employer
 
Solid Waste and Recycling
Learn more about our zero-waste goals and the county’s global leadership on programs to reduce single-use waste. Get info about composting, commercial hauling rules, landfill hours and more.
Solid Waste and Recycling
 
Road Closures
Roads in unincorporated areas of the county can be impacted by construction and severe weather. Learn more about how traffic is being impacted in your neighborhood through this interactive map.
Road Closures
 
Broadband Access
The Board of Supervisors is investing in expanded broadband access for disadvantaged communities. Learn more about our partnership with Cruzio’s Equal Access Santa Cruz County program.
Broadband Access
 
Homelessness Response
Homelessness impacts all of us. The Housing for Health Partnership is a countywide collaboration to coordinate and utilize resource to reduce the impacts of homelessness for individuals, families and the community.
Homelessness Response
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