Many Monterey County government offices will be closed or have limited hours of operation during a Winter Recess scheduled from December 26th- 29st. Check the department open/closed list for available services.

Mission, Values & Goals



The Mission of Monterey County is to Excel at providing Quality Services for the benefit of all Monterey County residents while developing, maintaining, and enhancing the resources of the area.


We are committed to assuring honesty and integrity in all County actions.

We are committed to providing top quality customer service.

We are committed to practicing continuing innovation.

We are committed to treating our fellow employees, customers and residents with respect and courtesy at all times.


Assure a sustainable and diversified economy that builds on Monterey County’s local assets.

Enhance and improve County services to assure an adequate safety net and quality of life for all County residents.

Assure a strong public safety system which protects the public and minimizes the fear of crime.

Assure the financial stability of the County.