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Administration

The Administration Department is responsible for compilation, preparation, recommendation and presentation to the Board of Supervisors of the County Preliminary and Final Budgets on a yearly basis. The Department provides administrative assistance to the Board of Supervisors. The Department develops and implements the County's Purchasing Program and Policy by providing training, guidance and support to County Departments in their purchasing needs. In addition, the Department oversees the County's Information Services Department in conjunction with the Information Services Manager to include budget development, hardware, software and equipment maintenance standards and development of policies for computer and internet use.

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Adult Detention Facility/CCF

The Lassen County Sheriff's Department will provide a 24 - hour secure adult detention facility. The facility will meet the requirements for a Type II facility as defined by the Board of Corrections in the California Code of Regulations, Title 15 and will provide up to 145 beds to be used for persons pending arraignment, during trial, and upon a sentence of commitment. In addition to administering a Type II facility, the Lassen County Sheriff's Department will provide a 24 - hour secure detention facility for the housing of California Department of Corrections (CDC) inmates. The CDC inmates will be housed in that portion of the Lassen County Correctional Facility (CCF). The CCF Operation will provide up to 156 beds and will be administered according to the CCF Manual of Policies and Procedures, in coordination with the California Department of Corrections.

  • Phone: Administration - (530) 251-8013
  • Phone: Sheriff 24-Hr Dispatch - (530) 257-6121
  • Phone: Receiving TE - (530) 251-5245
  • Email: jmineau@frontiernet.net

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Agricultural Commissioner

The Agricultural Commissioner promotes Lassen County agricultural production by protecting it from injurious pests and diseases, to ensure the safety and wholesomeness of food and other products for the consumer, and to build consumer and business confidence in the marketplace through the maintenance of equity.

  • Phone: (530) 251-8110
  • Fax: (530) 257-6515
  • Email:

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Airports

The Airports Department is responsible for the administration, operation and maintenance of Lassen County's four airports located throughout the County.

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Alcohol and Drug

  • Phone: (530) 251-8112
  • Fax: (530) 251-5884

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Animal Control

  • Phone: (530) 257-9200
  • Fax: (530) 257-0488

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Assessor

The Assessor is an elected position, charged with discovering, identifying, appraising and enrolling annually taxable property.

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Auditor

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Board of Supervisors

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Buildings and Grounds

The Buildings and Grounds Department is responsible for the administration and facility work for the maintenance, custodial and minor construction/ remodeling of Lassen County's buildings and grounds and facilities located throughout the County; responsible for the utilities for the majority of the facilities.

  • Phone: (530) 251-8143
  • Hours of Operation: 8 am - 4:30 pm M-F

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Cemeteries/Parks

The Cemeteries Division is responsible for administration, maintenance and operation of Lassen County's cemetery sites which are located throughout the County.

The Parks Division is responsible for the administration, maintenance, and construction of park facilities within Lassen County.

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Child & Family Protective Services

    Phone: (530) 251-8277

    Fax: (530) 251-2661

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Clerk of the Board of Supervisors

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Community Social Services

Community Social Services & Lassen W.O.R.K.S. provides information and referral services to AFDC families and the general public; adult protection services; in-home supportive services; and out-of-home services to adults. Administers support activities which include staff support to the social services units; monitors in-home supportive services program; preparation of reports and computerized programs; program development and community relations.

  • Phone: (530) 251-8152 (CSS & Lassen W.O.R.K.S.)
  • Phone: (530) 251-8200 (Lassen Career Network)

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Cooperative Extension

The Cooperative Extension develops, extends and brings about through educational means to the citizens of the county, the use of research-based knowledge to improve specific practices and technologies in the areas of agriculture and natural resources, youth development, family and consumer sciences and community resource development.

  • Phone: (530) 251-2601
  • Fax: (530) 251-2666

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County Clerk

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County Counsel

County Counsel provides most of the civil legal services required by the County. The County Counsel acts as legal advisor to the Board of Supervisors and the County Administrative Officer.

  • Phone: (530) 251-8334
  • Fax: (530) 251-2665

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Department of Child Support Services

The mission of the Department of Child Support Services is to promote the well being of children and the self sufficiency of families by delivering first-rate child support services and collection activities that contribute to meeting the financial, medical and emotional needs of children.

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District Attorney

As the public prosecutor for both criminal and civil cases, the mission of the Lassen County District Attorney's Office is to vigorously and effectively represent the People of the State of California to ensure that justice is done and the the rights of all are safeguarded.

  • Phone: (530) 251-8283
  • Fax: (530) 251-2692

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Economic Development-Housing

  • Phone: (530) 251-2685
  • Fax: (530) 257-6599

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Emergency Services (OES)

The Office of Emergency Services Administration (OES) is responsible for providing services in any extraordinary emergency situation associated with natural disasters, technological (man-made) emergencies, and war emergency operations in the Lassen Operational Area.

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Environmental Health

  • Phone: 530-251-8528
  • Fax: 530-251-2668

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Fairgrounds

The Lassen County Fairgrounds is located in the City of Susanville. The Fair is the longest-running community event in Lassen County.

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Health and Social Services

  • Phone: (530) 251-8128
  • Fax: (530) 251-8070

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Juvenile Hall

  • Phone: (530) 251-8324
  • Fax: (530) 251-1891

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Mental Health

The Mental Health Department is responsible for services which are accessible and acceptable to the county population. They provide continuity of care and treatment for persons disabled as a result of a mental disorder who need assistance in using available mental health or other community resources.

  • Phone: (530) 251-8108
  • Phone: 1-888-530-8688 (24-Hr Line)
  • Fax: (530) 251-8394

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Personnel & Risk Management

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Planning & Building Services

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Probation

The Probation Department assumes responsibility for supervision of those persons who are placed on probation and returned to the community.

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Public Defender

The Office of the Public Defender of Lassen County is charged with the responsibility to zealously defend the rights of the indigent accused in accordance with the standards established in the Constitutions of the United States and the State of California. The goal of this department is to ensure that quality representation exists for all, regardless of their ability to pay. We stand committed to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.

  • Phone: (530) 251-8312
  • Fax: (530) 251-2671

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Public Guardian

  • Phone: (530) 251-8337
  • Fax: (530) 251-2672

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Public Health

The Public Health Department is responsible for the protection, maintenance, and improvement of public health through collaborative planning and development of an effective community health service program, working with all related and/or concerned organizations and individual citizens.

  • Phone: (530) 251-8183
  • Phone: HIV/AID's Info Line 1-800-251-8150
  • Phone: Family Health Line 1-800-838-1223
  • Fax: (530) 251-2668

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Public Works/Roads

The Roads Department provides funding for the maintenance of County road and bridge systems to safeguard the traveling public.

  • Phone: (530) 251-8288
  • Fax: (530) 251-2675

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Purchasing/Call for Bids

A function of the Lassen County Administrative Services Department. Review the Lassen County Purchasing Policy and review current projects.

  • Phone: (530) 251-8333
  • Fax: (530) 251-2663

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Recorder

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Registrar of Voters-Elections

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Sheriff

The Sheriff is responsible for prevention, detection and investigation of crimes in the unincorporated areas of Lassen County.

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Surveyor

The Surveyor provides services to the public and various governmental agencies. Ensures that mandated functions, such as review of final maps, parcel maps, records of survey, corner records, certificates of correction and legal descriptions are in conformance with state and local ordinances. The division reviews and inspects private land development plans to ensure that construction activities are in compliance with state and local ordinances and conditions of the project. Erosion control inspections are also a part of this division. Coordinates physical addressing system for the County and 911 system. Represents the Public Works Department at the Technical Advisory meetings and the Planning Commission meetings with regard to conditions as set for private land development and use.

  • Phone: (530) 251-8269
  • Fax: (530) 251-8373

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Tobacco Use Reduction Program

This program is managed by Diversified Management under contract with the Lassen County Public Health Department and the Sierra County Department of Health and Human Services.

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Transportation

The Lassen County Transportation Commission (LCTC) was formed in 1971. It is made up of three members of the Susanville City Council and three members of the Lassen County Board of Supervisors.  The LCTC is a Local Transportation Commission responsible for distributing Local Transportation Fund (1/4 cent sales tax) revenue to local agencies for transit services. 

  • Phone: (530) 251-8288
  • Fax: (530) 251-2675

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Treasurer/Tax Collector

The Treasurer/Tax Collector manages the investments of the County to ensure maximum interest income and adequate cash flow.

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Veterans Services

Pursues claims for disability pension, compensation, education and medical care for veterans and their eligible dependents; assist widows and children of veterans in pursuing claims for burial allowances, death benefits, pensions and insurance; assists with applications for VA funds in lieu of local welfare grants.

  • Phone: (530) 251-8192
  • Fax: (530) 251-4901

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Victim/Witness Assistance

The Victim/Witness Assistance Program provides mandatory services and optional services (crisis intervention and resource and referral, criminal justice system orientation, court escort and support, advisory to victims to provide on-going case status information. Crime type categories: Child abuse (sexual), child abuse (physical), domestic violence, homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, property crimes, drunk driving with injuries, and other crimes) to victims.

  • Phone: (530) 251-8281
  • Fax: (530) 257-5700

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