Learn About Districts

What is a Special District and What do They do?

Special districts are local government agencies that provide essential services to millions of Californians. Special districts are formed and governed by local residents to establish or enhance essential services and infrastructure in their communities. Each special district focuses on providing specific types of services. It is this focused service that allows for innovation and long-term planning to meet the community’s needs.

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Special District Formation Guide

This guide, jointly produced by the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) and the California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions
(CALAFCO), is a resource for any one considering theformation of a special district.

Press Inquiries

CSDA has developed an expert-level of understanding of the issues facing special districts and have become the go-to source of information on this form of local government that serves millions of Californians.

Should you have additional questions, a quote request, or another type of media inquiry, please contact our Advocacy & Public Affairs Director, Kyle Packham, at 916.442.7887 or kylep@csda.net.

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