The Board of Supervisors has adopted a series of Board Policies which guide the Board in its conduct and interaction with the public, various County commissions and committees, and persons and entities that may do business with the County. Officials and employees who conduct the business of the County are acting on behalf of the Board, and are so directed to abide by Board Policies.
Board Policies are adopted by resolution under authority granted by the Constitution, State codes, and the County Charter, and policies are not set by ordinance, nor are they legally binding. The Board reserves the right and may opt to vary from one or more of the Board Policies when and if the Board deems such action necessary and in the best interests of the public.
The Clerk of the Board is responsible for maintaining and distributing copies of the Board Policy manual, and inquiries regarding the manual shall be directed to the Clerk of the Board.
County Administrative Policies
The County Administration has developed policies and procedures to align operations, set behavioral expectations Countywide, and communicate policy roles and responsibilities. Administrative policies are approved by the County’s Administrative Policy Council, an internal ad hoc committee that brings stakeholders to the table to discuss and edit a proposed policy.
County administrative policies relate to actions of County employees and members of the public who access County resources, facilities, or services, as appropriate. Some administrative policies may also be approved by the Board of Supervisors, due to their complexity or the nature of their implementation, but are not found in the Board Policy Manual.
An alphabetical list of existing County policies can be found below. The list of County Policies below can be filtered by “Category” and/or “Policy Type” by clicking the dropdown on either column, and making a selection. Please note, some of the related forms and information referenced in the documents available on this page may not be accessible to members of the public.