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Adult Services
Adult services is a full-service program for adults ages 18 and over who display a serious and on-going mental disorder.
AIDS/HIV Testing and Counseling
AIDS/HIV Testing and Counseling
Invitation for bids
Birth & Death Records
Birth & Death Records
Birth and Death Certificates
To obtain a birth or death certificate
Building Inspection (Building & Safety)
Any of the code required inspections of structures during the construction process performed with a permit issued by the Building and Safety Division
Building Plan Review (Building & Safety)
Most building projects require detailed plans which are reviewed by building department staff or engineering firms retained by the County.
Business Licenses
Businesses physically located and/or business activity taking place in an unincorporated area of Merced County must obtain a County business license.
CalWORKs Screening and Support
CalWORKs assists people on public assistance to move to self-sufficiency through employment and support services.
Children Services
Children Health Services
Children's and Teen Library Services
Children's and Teen library services provides age appropriate reading materials and programs for youth from infancy through high school.
Children's Injury Prevention
Children's Injury Prevention
Children's Services
Youth Services works with several Merced County service agencies to provide services to families.
CivicPlus Training
Information and updates related to Merced County's Website. We will show you how to update and maintain the County's site.
Clinical Services
Clinical Services
Communicable Disease
Communicable disease services. There is a small fee for most services, but no one will ever be refused.
Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP)
provides services for Medi-Cal eligible women to improve their health during pregnancy and give their babies a healthy start to life.
Consumer Rights
Consumer Rights of Merced County's Mental Health Plan
Criminal Defense
Represent people charged with a criminal matter who are unable to hire a private attorney
Dog License
Assist dog owners in the un-incorporated areas of Merced County with licensing as required by State and Local Laws.
Drug Treatment Services
Prop 36; Deferred Entry of Judgment
Dual Diagnosis Services
The Dual Diagnosis Programs provide specialty mental health services to those consumers that experience alcohol and/or other drug-related problems.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Emergency Medical Services
Environmental Health
Environmental Health
File expungements, dismissing a criminal record; some cases reducing a felony to a misdemeanor
Facility Rentals
Interim Rentals for buildings and grounds for public and private events.
Family planning services
family planning
Find a Job
Find job openings here
Find Employees
Let us help you find a qualified employee
First Steps Program
First Steps is aimed at providing health and social services to families with children from before birth through age five.
Foster Care Nursing
Foster Care Nursing
Going Places
is a special transportation service
Graffiti Abatement
The Graffiti Abatment Hotline number is (209) 385-7335.
Health Education
Services are: Child Car Safety Seats,Tobacco Use Prevention, Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program (CCROPP)
Home Visiting
Home Visiting Program and case management services are enhanced with additional professional services provided by the First Steps Program.
Home Visiting
Public Health Field Visiting Services
Homeowners Exemption
Reduces assessed property value by $7,000 for owner-occupied primary residence.
Immunizations and Travel
Independent Living Program
The Independent Living Program (ILP)provides services to youth that are beginning the transition from foster care to independent living.
Judicial Treatment Services
Proposition 36 Deferred Entry of Judgment Program (DEJ)
Land Use Permits
Conditional Use Permits, Administrative Permits, Plot Plan Reviews
Library Circulation
At the Circulation Desk of each library, you can apply for a new library card, checkin and checkout library materials, renew your items, and update your account.
Library Reference
At the library reference desk, we assist our patrons with finding the information that they need.
Maternal, Child Health Program
Outreach to families, Case management and Education to improve health outcomes
Medical Marijuana
Seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes.
Merced County Family Law Court Facilitators
Available at Family Court, Department 10 1901 G Street, Merced (209) 725-3822
Merced County Mental Health Network of Care
This Web site is a resource for individuals, families and agencies concerned with behavioral health.
Merced Jail
Corrections Department for Merced Sheriff's Department
Notice of Privacy Practices
Notice of Privacy Practices
Opening a Child Support Case
Opening a Child Support Case in Merced County.
Perinatal Recovery Program
The Perinatal Recovery Program offers special services to women of childbearing age and assists them in their alcohol or drug recovery.
Perinatal Services Program
Perinatal Services Program
Periodicals Department(Library)
In the periodicals department of the Merced Main Library, you can look up archived newspaper and magazine issues, and request obituary lookups.
Policy Development
Developing and carrying out policies and procedures for County departments.
Preschool Funding
First 5 Merced County provides funding to multiple preschools throughout Merced County. For more information contact First 5 Merced County.
The Prevention Unit has multiple programs designed to educate individuals, their families regarding the possible effects of alcohol and/or other drugs.
Problem Resolution
Problem Resolution Process
Property Taxes
Pay your Property Taxes online.
Property Taxes
Pay your Property Taxes online.
Public Guardian / Conservator
Takes court action to protect the person and estates of adults who are not capable of managing their own affairs.
Recovery Assistance for Teens (RAFT)
RAFT is a multi-component, non-residential adolescent (ages 12-17) alcohol / drug treatment and recovery program. Certified counselors provide the services.
Road Service Request
Information on how to report a pot hole or other problem with a County road.
Spring Fair
Annual County Spring Fair located in Los Banos fairgrounds.
Street Light Service Request
Information on how to report an outage or other problem with a street light.
Special Weapons And Tactics:High risk tactical specific situations for law enforcement
The Center/Adult Treatment
The Center is a non-residential recovery program designed to meet the needs of community members over the age of 18.
Tobacco Use Prevention Program
Tobacco Use Prevention Program
Tuberculosis (TB) Screening
Tuberculosis (TB) Testing
Welfare Exemption
Exemption provided to eligible non-profit charitable, scientific and hospital properties.
Wellness Centers
The Wellness Center is an active, social, educational, and skill-building environment promoting the concepts of mental health recovery.
Young Parents Services
Young Parents Program

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