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About Special Districts

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Special District Map

The California Special Districts Association (CSDA) supports Districts Make the Difference and the efforts to raise understanding and awareness for the almost 2,000 special districts that serve California’s communities. CSDA, with support from CSDA Finance Corporation, and Special District Risk Management Authority, worked with California CAD Solutions to create an interactive map.

Find your special districts:
1. The map shows the state divided by county. Click on your county.
2. A list of special districts in the county will appear.
3. For detailed information about a specific district, click on the zoom icon.

The list can be downloaded for additional sorting capabilities.

Disclaimer: The Special District Mapping Project is provided as a public resource for general information. Because the data contained therein has not been verified and has been gathered from multiple sources, CSDA does not guarantee its accuracy or suitability for any particular purpose. Recommended browser: For the full experience, we recommend Google Chrome.

Districts in the News

  • At a special meeting on Jan. 11 the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors unanimously voted to adopt a resolution authorizing the conversion of the district’s existing long-term Central Valley Project water contract to one that runs in perpetuity.
  • Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (District) is now accepting vehicles, model year 1997 or older (expanded from the previous requirement of model year 1995 or older), under the popular Old Car Buy Back Program.
  • Bay Area community members and politicians are honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s mission of "Keeping the Dream Alive."
  • On Tuesday, Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District announced a substantial contribution from the Shopoff Group: 123 acres of open space and ranch land worth an estimated $8.325 million has been donated to the park district to the east of Shopoff’s planned development, made through the company’s TSG Cherry Valley, LP affiliate, also based out of Irvine.
  • While many communities have struggled in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic and lockdowns, the San Miguel Community Services District has taken this time to move forward to better serve the community with special focus on meaningful items that make a difference including community safety, beautification, community support, administrative changes, and planning the future of San Miguel.