The County of Santa Clara provides essential services that people need on a daily basis to work and live in Silicon Valley. Whether residents need a marriage license, access to children’s health services or want to know about local recreational facilities, the County of Santa Clara delivers the services and information they need. Customer service is a top priority for the County, which oversees services and programs for a multilingual, culturally diverse community.
Residents are represented by an elected five-member Board of Supervisors. The District Attorney, Sheriff and Assessor are also elected. Appointed by the Board of Supervisors, the County Executive manages the day-to-day operations.