Santa Clara County Communications Department

2700 Carol Drive, San Josť, CA 95125
Dispatch Division Administration 408-299-3151

As with all California Public Safety Answering Points, using "9-1-1" is the recommended way to report an emergency. However, if you are (a) calling from out of the area or (b) if you would prefer not to have your address and telephone number known, you may use these numbers.
County Communications Dispatchers answer the following "emergency" telephone numbers for the following agencies. Business telephone numbers can be found in the telephone directory, near the front, in the "goverment" pages with blue edges. If you're not sure whether your call is an "emergency" or not, call the most appropriate number below; we can always refer or transfer you to the right place.
OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF, SANTA CLARA COUNTY (including: CU, LAH, SA, SM)

Emergency and Non-emergency calls


SANTA CLARA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT (CA, CU, LG, MH, MS, SA)

Emergency calls and inquiries

Alternate or backup phone numbers
Fire department business office

SANTA CLARA COUNTY EMERGENCY MEDICAL DISPATCH - paramedics / ambulance

Emergency calls and inquiries

Alternate or backup phone numbers

SANTA CLARA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ROADS AND AIRPORTS - previously known as "public works"

Public number for after-hours service calls

Alternate or backup numbers

During working hours, you may call direct:

Key to city abbreviations:

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Created on March 30, 1996. Last updated at 08:00 PDT on September 27, 1998.
David W. Schultheis, San Josť, Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County, California, USA