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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.


60th Anniversary 1963-2023

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Commission Meeting (Cancelled)

August 7, 2024
1:15 pm
Board of Supervisors’ Chambers
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.

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Grass Fire

Countywide Fire Service Review

Santa Clara LAFCO’s Countywide Fire Service Review will involve a comprehensive review of fire service and emergency medical service provision in Santa Clara County. This Countywide Fire Service Review is part of LAFCO’s third round of service reviews. LAFCO has previously conducted two Countywide Fire Service Reviews, one in 2004 and another in 2010. 

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