Community Work Service for Criminal Fines

If you have been ordered to pay a fine to the Court and would like to perform Community Work Service in lieu of cash payments, you may enroll with a community work service agency.

  • Each hour of work performed applies $10 towards your fine.
  • You may combine work hours and payment.
  • Community work service is a privilege and it is your responsibility to complete your hours timely and assure that proof of completion is reported to the Court by the due date to avoid penalties.


If you need a 30-day payment extension to make Community Work Service arrangements, or if you would like to reduce the monthly payment amount, please contact the Fiscal Services Department at (805) 781-4816 (select option 6). We cannot reduce the fine, however we can reduce the monthly payment and extend the payment period.

Delinquent Payments Incur a Penalty

Please do not disregard the due dates for your fine payments as a $300 penalty per PC1214.1 will be added to all delinquent payment plans. The Court will also refer delinquent plans to a collection company for payment.

Community Work Service may be completed with one of the following organizations. It is recommended that you contact one of the agencies listed below as soon as possible so that you have adequate time to perform and report your work service.

Community Work Service Providers

The information below was provided by the Community Work Service agencies which are not a division of the Superior Court. The policies, fees and working conditions are established by the work service providers and do not reflect the policies of the Court.

PUCCIARELLI CONSULTING (805) 788-0100/fax (805) 631-5174

P.O. BOX 961 Nipomo, CA 93444-0961

$65.00-$150.00 enrollment fees (depending upon number of hours needed). CWS may be completed in all areas of SLO County and Santa Barbara County. We only accept credit or debit cards.

We can also arrange out of county transfers. There is a $50.00 transfer fee, and we can transfer to most counties in California.

We are available Tuesday and Wednesday. Our hours are 10:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. Please have your court papers available when you contact us, as well as your credit card.

(805) 544-1777 or www.ecoslo.org/community-service

246 S. Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA or email csw@ecoslo.org

$60.00 enrollment fee (cash only or on-line payment) ECOSLO has various types of community service work throughout SLO County. Work includes assisting with trail maintenance or working at a local nonprofit. We report hours bi-monthly to the courts, and you are responsible for logging your hours, obtaining supervisor signatures, as well as returning your completed timesheet to ECOSLO office in a timely manner. To sign up, go to our website or call the office to schedule an appointment. You will need your case docket or citation, and full payment to sign up. Office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10a.m. – 2p.m.

Thank you.

Fiscal Services Department
Superior Court of California
San Luis Obispo