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County of Madera


Live and Archived Board Meetings

Board Meetings

Access live and archived Board of Supervisors meetings as well as past and present meeting agendas and minutes.



On January 17, 2014, the Governor of California proclaimed a state of emergency due to the current drought conditions. On…

Madera County Child Support Services in coordination with Madera Superior Courts

Madera County Child Support Services in coordination with Madera Superior Courts

Start the Year off right! Thursday January 4, 2018 9:00am to 3:00pm Child Support Warrant Release Event No Risk of…

Permits Online

Available 24-hours a day...

Click here to access the County's Online Permitting system- available 24 hours a day

Madera County – MC Alert Home

Madera County Emergency Warning System

County Calendar

County Calendar

Click here to access the County Calendar of Events...  

Madera County 311

At Your Service...

The Madera County 311 call center is now open to service you.  You can dial 311 anywhere within Madera County…

Notice: Property Taxes Due 12/11/17

Notice: Property Taxes Due 12/11/17

To see or pay your property tax bill online go to: www.madera-county/treasurer Reminder: E-Checks are free

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Cal Fresh

Cal Fresh is a Federally Funded program that supplements a low-income family’s food budget in order to ensure they are getting adequate nutrition.  The program name is Cal Fresh but beneficiaries no longer receive their benefits in stamps.  Instead they receive them electronically on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.  For more information on EBT go to:

If your EBT Card is lost or stolen please call:  1-877-328-9677.

California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is a state-funded program for legal permanent non-citizens legally present in the U.S. and determined ineligible for federal Cal Fresh benefits solely due to their immigration status.

Are You Eligible to Receive Cal Fresh Benefits?

This Pre-Screening Tool can be used to determine if you may be eligible to receive Cal Fresh benefits.  This Pre-Screening Tool is not an application for Cal Fresh.  An application for Cal Fresh must be made at your local Cal Fresh office. 

Pre-Screening Tool

How to Apply

Applicants are required to complete application forms. Applications are accepted in person, by phone, and by mail, in those instances when the applicant is unable to get to a nearby office.

Apply Online:

C4Yourself is an online application system that allows you to apply for benefits.  This  is a secured site and all your information will be private and safe.

Information Needed

  • Proof of income amounts 
  • Proof of property values 
  • Citizenship status 
  • Social Security number 
  • Shelter costs 
  • Vehicle registration 
  • Information about work or school status 
  • If elderly or disabled, proof of medical expenses 
NOTE: The Cal Fresh resource rules have changed and the value of all resources is no longer considered when determining eligibility for Cal Fresh benefits provided a household has received the "Family Planning--PUB 275", which can be found here:


You Have the Right To:

  • Receive an application when you ask for it. 
  • Turn in your application the same day you receive it. 
  • Receive your Cal Fresh (or be notified that you are not eligible for the program) within 30 days after you turn in your application. 
  • Receive Cal Fresh within a few days if you are eligible and have little or no money. 

Forms and Publications

For maps and more information, visit the Facilities page. 


Hours of Operation

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Toll-Free Hotline

If you wish to report any misuse, fraud, waste, or abuse of Cal Fresh, you can call this toll-free hotline number: 1(800) 424-9121.

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DSS Office Locations

Department Of Social Services - Admin
700 E Yosemite Ave.
Madera, CA 93638

Social Services Public Assistance
720 E. Yosemite Ave
Madera, CA 93638

Social Services - Adult Services
605 S Gateway
Madera, CA 93637

Social Services - Child Welfare Services
629 E. Yosemite Ave
Madera, CA 93638

Social Services - Chowchilla Office
125 S. 2nd Street
Chowchilla, CA (559)665-0205

Social Services - Oakhurst Office
40325 Hwy 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644

General County Contact

General County Contact
200 W. 4th Street
Madera, CA 93637
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Use this number to get general information about the County or County departments.  

For non-emergency information or service, dial 311