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Alert Monterey

Alert Monterey County is a system used by City and County public safety officials to deliver emergency notifications to residents and businesses impacted by, or in danger of being impacted by, an emergency or disaster. Alert Monterey County uses the 9-1-1 database to call and deliver a recorded message to all landline phone numbers in a specific geographic area within a City and/or the County.

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2-1-1 Search

2-1-1 is a FREE, easy-to-use source of information and referrals that connects you to the services you need. To access, you can (1) Dial 2-1-1, where a trained Call Specialist will provide confidential assistance or (2) Text your zip code to 898-211. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in 170 languages, 2-1-1 is available for fast, free, confidential help. Here are examples of assistance they provide -

  • Food & Clothing

  • Health/Dental Care

  • Mental Health Services

  • Housing & Utilities

  • Job Training

  • Veteran's Assistance

  • Disaster Relief & Recovery


CHP - Child Safety Seats

Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself and your passengers in a crash.  It is extremely important to make sure all children riding in your car be properly secured before every trip. Thousands of children are injured or killed every year because their child passenger safety seats are not installed properly. Remember, most collisions occur within a mile of the home - so buckle your child in a safety seat for every trip, no matter how short.

If you're not confident of how to properly secure your child in a safety seat, contact your local CHP Area Office, and ask to speak with a child passenger safety technician. Click on this link to locate a local Area Office anywhere in California.  


Monterey Sharps & Medication Disposal

If you generate sharps waste at home such as needles and syringes or have a collection of unused or expired medicines, follow the link about to found out how you can dispose of these items safely. Below are the drop off locations.

Sharps Drop Off Locations

Sharps Drop Off Locations (Spanish)

Pharmaceutical Take-Back Locations

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Monterey County - Report Illegal Dumping

Online Reporting For Illegal Dumping & Litter Click Here

Reporting Illegal Dump Sites By A Roadside By Telephone

Here is contact information for the Public Works Department in the following cities if waste is located in their city limits

  • City of Carmel (831-620-2070)

  • City of Greenfield (831-674-2635)

  • King City (831-385-3281)

  • City of Marina (831-884-1212)

  • City of Monterey (831-646-3920)

  • City of Salinas (831-758-7241)

  • City of Sand City (831-394-1386)

  • City of Seaside (831-899-6825

  • City of Soledad (831-223-5180)

    If they are not located within city limits, contact one of the following

  • Monterey County Public Works Department (831-755-4800) for waste located on roads not in the city’s right-of-way

  • CalTrans (831-753-0187) for waste located on highways

  • Union Pacific (1-888-877-7267) for waste located adjacent to railroad track(s)

To Report Illegal Dumping On Private Property Or If You Observe The Person(s) In The Act Of Illegally Dumping

Click HERE and follow the instructions on the webpage

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 Fire Safe Council - Monterey & National

The council is a non-profit corporation committed to protecting lives and property from harm by wildfires, and to educating the public on wildfire dangers and how to reduce them. The council supports projects that help make homes, neighborhoods, and communities fire safe by management of natural and man-made resources.


California Fire Alliance

The California Fire Alliance collaborates with stakeholders to identify wildfire threats to community values, develop and support strategies to engage communities, and work with them to create fire adapted communities  and resilient landscapes.

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Sheriff’s Citizen Complaint Form

The mission of the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office is to safeguard the lives and property of the people within our county. We perform our law enforcement and custody duties with honor and integrity in order to guard the public trust. Our highly trained and competent workforce reflects the diversity of our community and demonstrates the highest standards of professionalism.

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Red Cross - Monterey & National

The American Red Cross of the Central Coast helps individuals and families recover from, prepare for, and prevent disasters supporting individuals and families who live in Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties. We are an independent, nonprofit organization that depends upon the generosity of our local community for our financial support. We do not receive funds from the American National Red Cross. All funds donated to your local Chapter remain here to support the local Red Cross programs.



The men and women of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) are dedicated to the fire protection and stewardship of over 31 million acres of California's privately-owned wildlands. In addition, the Department provides varied emergency services in 36 of the State's 58 counties via contracts with local governments. Part of CAL FIRE’s mission is to prevent fires. The department’s Fire Prevention Program consists of multiple activities including wildland pre-fire engineering, vegetation management, fire planning, education and law enforcement. Multiple resources are available through their website for the public to keep up to date on incidents throughout the state, as well as information on how to protect your property and life in the event of an emergency.



NFPA is widely known as a codes and standards organization. Their mission is to provide you with the information and knowledge you need to do your job well in today’s ever-changing environment. Their 300 codes and standards are designed to minimize the risk and effects of fire by establishing criteria for building, processing, design, service, and installation around the world. The more than 250 technical committees, comprised of approximately 9,000 volunteers, review public inputs and vote on the revisions in a process that is accredited by the American National Standards Institute. NFPA provides free online access to its codes and standards.


The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), located in Boise, Idaho, is the nation's support center for wildland firefighting. Eight different agencies and organizations are part of NIFC. Decisions are made using the interagency cooperation concept because NIFC has no single director or manager.