Here are some of the more frequently used links to government websites and resources.


Auto Insurance - California Department of Insurance
Auto Insurance 101
Shopping for Automobile Insurance
Before You Buy

Automobile Pollution
50 Things You Can Do To Reduce Air Pollution
How to Report a Polluting Vehicle
How to Report a Commercial Vehicle Idling

Auto Repair
California Bureau of Automotive Repair
A Consumer's Guide to Automotive Repair in California
Resolving Disputes and Reporting Complaints

Apply for a California ID Card
Apply for a Driver License - Persons Older Than 18
Apply for a Provisional Permit - Persons Younger Than 18

Apply for Parking Placards or License Plates for Persons with Disabilities
Car Buyer’s Bill of Rights
Driver License Handbooks
Register Your Boat
Register Your Vehicle
Reporting a Traffic Accident
Steps to Change Vehicle Ownership 

Apply for a FasTrak Toll Device

Business and Entrepreneurs

GO-Biz Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development - Business Portal
California Secretary of State Business Programs Division
Check the Availability of a Corporate Name

Child Care

California Department of Social Services
Overview of California's Child Care Licensing Program
Information for Parents
Find a Licensed Child Care Facility
CALWORKS Child Care Program
Child Care Advocate Program

Consumer Protections

California Department of Business Oversight - Consumer Brochures and Publications
California Secretary of State - Customer Alerts

Free Annual Consumer Credit Report
California Department of Business Oversight - Division of Corporations

State Contractors Licensing Board - Consumer Resources

Do Not Call
National Do Not Call Registry

Privacy and Identity Theft Protection - California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
Financial, Medical and Online Privacy Information
Top 10 Tips for Identity Theft Protection
Identity Theft First Aid

Scam Prevention
$AIF: Seniors Against Investment Fraud - California Department of Business Oversight
Senior Scam Alerts - California Department of Insurance
TAP$: Troops Against Predatory Scams - California Department of Business Oversight


California Employment Development Department
CalJobs – Resources for Job-Seekers and Employers
Services for Veterans
Services for Older Workers
Unemployment Insurance Information

California Department of Human Resources
Careers in California Government

California Department of Industrial Relations
Workplace Safety
Workplace Safety Guides
Workers’ Compensation Insurance – Know Your Rights
Locate the Nearest Division of Worker’s Comp office

The Environment and Sustainability

California Environmental Protection Agency
Department of General Services - Green California Initiatives

San Mateo County
San Mateo County Office of Sustainability
Environmental Health
Environmental Protection - Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures

Santa Clara County
Santa Clara County Office of Sustainability
Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency
Recycling "Hotline"

General Government Links

White House

United States Senate
United States House of Representatives

State of California - Website and General Directory
Office of the Governor
California Senate
California Assembly
California Legislature Bill Information
Identifying Your State and Federal Elected Representatives

San Mateo County
Santa Clara County

Food / Cash Assistance

Electronic Benefit Transfer Food Program
Child Support – Frequently Asked Questions
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Social Security Retirement, Spouse, or Disability Benefits
Women, Infant, Children (WIC) program
Food Banks and Rescue Programs

Foster Care

Foster Care Information and Resources
Foster Youth Website

Legal Aid

Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County

Health Care

Doctor Research
Has My Doctor Been Disciplined?
How Do I Choose a Doctor?

Health Insurance
Affordable Health Care - Covered California
Medi-Cal Overview
Ways to Apply for Medi-Cal
Access to Infants and Mothers Program

Mental Health Care
California Mental Health Services

Patient Rights

Health Information Privacy

Consumer Tips - Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Pharmacy

Public Safety

California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General
Megan’s Law – Sex Offender Location Site

Tax Assistance

Homeowner and Renters Assistance
Nonrefundable Renter's Credit
Taxpayer Advocate
Frequently Asked Questions
E-File Your State Tax Return
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)


Documentation for Passports
How to Apply for a Passport

Road Conditions
State Highway Road Conditions
Real Time Traffic Conditions
Real Time Traffic Incidents
Report a State Highway Maintenance Problem

State Parks
Reserve a State Park Campsite
Online State Park Brochures

Travel Guides
California Scenic Highways
Winter Driving Tips
Order a Free California Travel Guide
California Digital Drives Guide
Digital California State Map
Driving Tips for Foggy Conditions 

Traveling Via Rail


Utility Assistance

Universal Lifeline Telephone Service Low-Income Assistance Program
Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program

Voting / Secretary of State

Register to Vote
Vote Absentee
Domestic Partnership Registry