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In light of COVID-19 response measures from the Governor of the State of California and the County Public Health Department, all staff of the Local Agency Formation Commission of Santa Clara County are under a “Shelter in Place” directive, working remotely from home. The LAFCO Office is closed to the public during this time. If you have an inquiry, we encourage you to contact us by email at

The Local Agency Formation Commission, or LAFCO, is a state mandated independent local agency established to oversee the boundaries of cities and special districts in Santa Clara County.


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Countywide Fire Service Review TAC Meeting #2

May 24, 2021
10:00 am
Zoom Teleconference
70 West Hedding Street
San Jose, CA 95110

who are the LAFCO Commissioners?

Commissioners exercise independent judgment and represent the interests of the public as a whole in furthering the mandate of LAFCO.

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LAFCO plays a vital role in creating livable, sustainable communities in Santa Clara County. Listed below are some of the most commonly requested resources for understanding and working with LAFCO.
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For Cities and Special Districts

Access reports and resources for local agencies.

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For Applicants

Understand LAFCO policies to navigate the application process.

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For Community Members

Learn about how LAFCO works and how you can be involved.

Maps Portal (GIS)

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LAFCO is a resource for City and Special District boundary information in Santa Clara County. Use this interactive mapping tool to view the various boundaries.

Visit the Interactive Map

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agricultural preservation

What is the economic, environmental, and cultural importance of agriculture to local communities? Explore the “State of the Art on Agricultural Preservation” in this CALAFCO white paper.

resource library

Search policies, publications, presentations, maps, links, and more.

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