Are LAFCos independent agencies?

Yes. LAFCos are independent political subdivisions of the State of California tasked with administering a section of planning law known as the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act.

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1. What are Local Agency Formation Commissions (LAFCo)?
2. Are LAFCos independent agencies?
3. Do LAFCos consider local conditions in each county?
4. Who pays for LAFCos?
5. What are special districts?
6. Do LAFCos oversee school districts?
7. What are the responsibilities of a LAFCo Commissioner?