The County Counsel serves as the chief civil attorney for the County of Santa Cruz. The Office of the County Counsel manages all civil legal matters on behalf of the County and provides a full range of legal services to the County's Board of Supervisors, elected officials, departments, boards and commissions, and certain special districts. The mission of the County Counsel's Office is to support the Board of Supervisors and County departments to advance the interests of the community through effective, ethical, and creative legal counsel.

Jason M. Heath, County Counsel

701 Ocean Street, Room 505, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Information: (831) 454-2040

Fax: (831) 454-2115


The County Counsel's Office provides legal services to the Board of Supervisors, County departments, boards and commissions, and specific special districts.

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Criminal Defense Conflicts Program

The County Counsel's Office serves as the administrator for the Criminal Defense Conflicts Program.

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The County Counsel's Office does not assist or provide the public with legal advice or representation. The community resources contained on this page are provided as general information.

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