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BayLegal serves residents of seven Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara.


Legal Advice Line:

For legal advice on legal matters involving Housing and Public Benefits, call our Legal Advice Line to apply for assistance.

The Line is open Mondays and Thursdays 9:30am to 3:00pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30am to 1:00pm.

Alameda County: (510) 250-5270

Contra Costa County West: (510) 250-5270

Contra Costa County East: (925) 219-3325

Marin County: (415) 354-6360

Napa County: (707) 320-6348

San Francisco County: (415) 354-6360

San Mateo County: (800) 551-5554

Santa Clara County: (408) 850-7066

Toll-Free: (800) 551-5554

Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault Survivors – Dedicated Legal Advice Line:
If you are a survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault, you will need to be referred to our dedicated line by your local Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault agency, police department or court. You may contact the numbers listed above for housing, public benefits or health access issues only.
Health Consumer Center: Need help obtaining services from health insurance programs? Visit BayLegal’s Health Consumer Center page here.

Note: Bay Area Legal Aid’s attorneys and paralegals help people with civil legal problems. We do not provide help with criminal matters. For help with a criminal matter, please contact your local Public Defender’s office or bar association.

County not listed? Visit to find your local legal aid provider.

Hearing Impaired? Call California Relay Service: Dial 711 or from TTY dial 1-800-735-2929 or visit

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