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Castro Valley Library Community Information


Castro Valley is an unincorporated suburban community 13 miles from Oakland and 27 miles from San Francisco that is governed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.

Get Familiar with the Community:

The Castro Valley Forum
This free newspaper with articles of local interest comes out every Wednesday.

East Bay Almanac: Castro Valley
A publication of the ANG newspaper group this profile provides basic information about the community and includes links to ANG family of newspapers (including The Daily Review.)

Maps of Castro Valley
Detailed maps of our community courtesy of Barclay Maps.
A commercial site with advertising and promotional links to community businesses and local clubs and organizations.

Castro Valley History
Take a trip into Castro Valley's Past.



Castro Valley Chamber of Commerce

Business Licenses
Frequently asked questions on business licenses from Alameda County's Treasurer-Tax Collector.

Procedure for Starting a Business in Alameda County
The Alameda County Business Library covers all the basics on how to establish a business.



Alameda County Board of Supervisors

Alameda County Ordinance Code
Our unincorporated community is governed by this code which contains the general and permanent ordinances in Alameda County for Business Licenses and Regulations, Health and Safety, Buildings and Construction, and Zoning.

Building Permits for Castro Valley
Castro Valley residents can apply for building permits through the Alameda County Building Inspection department.

Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council
An advisory body to 4th District County Supervisor Nate Miley. MAC Meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the Castro Valley Library 3600 Norbridge Avenue . Meetings are open to the public. Agendas are also available at the Castro Valley Library.

Castro Valley Redevelopment Plan
Participate and share your vision of the future of Castro Valley

Castro Valley General Plan 2007 Draft Report
This new plan provides a framework for decisions relating to growth and development, public services and facilities, protection and enhancement of the natural evironment. Hard copies of this report may be be viewed at the Planning Department and at the Castro Valley Library.

State of California Legislators


Find your Representatives to Congress

House of Representatives

U.S. Sentate


Legal Services

Lawyer in the Library
The second Monday of each month, an attorney will be here to consult with you to define your problem, advise you of your options, get you started with a solution, and make a referral if necessary. Apppointments are 20 minutes in length and registgration is required. Space is limited. Sign ups will be taken up to one month before the date of the program. Call the Library, 510-667-7900 for more information. Sponsored by the Library and the Alameda County Bar Association.

Click here for more information about low cost legal help from the Alameda County Bar Association.

Mediation Resolution Services
A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of volunteers trained in conflict resolution in a wide range of areas including neighborhood disputes, family disputes, homeowner's associations and more. Offices are located in Castro Valley.

Public Law Library
The site offers a host of legal information, including a helpful online "mini legal research class"

Volunteer Legal Services
Another service of the Alameda County Bar Association, delivers free civil legal services to low income Alameda County residents.



East Bay Regional Park District

Hayward Area Recreation and Park District

Sulphur Creek Nature Center



Castro Valley Center for the Arts Event & Ticket Center

Castro Valley K-12 Schools

Castro Valley High School Library

Castro Valley Adult School

California State University, Hayward

Chabot College

Our Lady of Grace School

Redwood Christian Schools

STAR reports