District Attorney

The Placer County District Attorney’s Office is closing its public counter to the public effective Monday, March 16 at 1700 hours. This is a precautionary measure to help the slow of COVID-019.

Our office will be available for contact via the following methods:

Telephone: 916-543-8000

This is a business line and will be answered Monday through Friday 0800-1700 hours.

Website: https://www.placer.ca.gov/2923/District-Attorney

Email: This email will be monitored for the duration of this temporary closure: [email protected]

The Placer County District Attorney’s Office will continue to operate with modified services to minimize in-person contacts.

Thank you for your understanding as we work as a community to get through this unprecedented time.

Residents can go to https://www.placer.ca.gov/coronavirus for information on the virus and Placer County’s response.

We are working with our partners in health care, law enforcement, and the community to respond to COVID-19. For any information related to COVID-19 in Placer County, please visit the following link for information on Placer’s response, resources available, statistics of cases within our county, and more:


For any questions related to precautions currently recommended by Placer County Public Health, please call the County Corona virus information line at 530-886-5310.  

For any questions related to the Placer CountyDistrict Attorneys Office please call our office at 916-543-8000

Thank you,

Placer County District Attorney’s Office

*Placer County District Attorney’s Office Consumer Alert*

Pursuant to this state of emergency, price gouging, as defined by Penal Code Section 396, is illegal. Specifically, it is a crime to charge a price for essential goods and services more than 10% higher than the price charged immediately before an emergency declaration. The law applies to consumer food items, goods or services used for emergency cleanup, emergency supplies, medical supplies, home heating oil, building materials, housing, transportation, freight, storage services, gasoline, and other motor fuels.

Price gouging carries a criminal penalty of up to one year in county jail and a $10,000 fine. Violators may also face civil enforcement actions and penalties of up to $5,000 per violation, plus mandatory restitution. 

People should report any observations of price gouging to the Placer County District Attorney’s Office at 916-543-8000 or by email at [email protected]

For current information about COVID-19, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov. Local information is available at www.placer.ca.gov. 

The Office of the District Attorney investigates and prosecutes crime, assists victims and survivors of crime, and protects the health and well being of children while deterring juveniles from criminal activity. The District Attorney (DA) also assists with investigations conducted by law enforcement, making reasonable and ethical decisions when initiating prosecution. 

Mission Statement

The Office of the District Attorney preserves public safety and enhances the quality of life in Placer County by investigating crime, prosecuting criminals, assisting victims and survivors of crime, protecting the health and well-being of children and deterring juveniles from criminal activity.

Adjoining Counties

Links to adjoining counties’ websites:District Attorney Office Building Exterior