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About Special Districts

As the most local form of local government, special districts work hard every day to serve their constituents, Learn more about what makes special districts so special!

What is a Special District?

Districts make the difference

Independent special districts are created and funded by a community’s residents to provide new or enhanced local services and infrastructure. Special districts are governed through locally elected or appointed board members and are sanctioned under California Law for the performance of local governmental functions within specified boundaries. When residents and landowners see a need for new services or higher levels of existing services (i.e. water, fire protection, pest abatement, sewage etc...), they can form a district to pay for and administer them. Special districts are often funded by property taxes and/or benefit assessments. California Special Districts are passionate about providing high-quality services and resources in the most efficient and effective manner. Click HERE to learn more!