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IHSS/Public Authority Registry

To join the Public Authority Registry, a potential Provider must successfully complete the following steps:

  1. Call the Imperial County Public Authority Registry at 760-335-3733 to check if registry applications are being accepted:

    • All Imperial County Service Area:  Applications for the entire service area of Imperial County are only accepted during open application dates.  To be placed on a notification list, contact (760) 335-3733.

    • Outlining Service Areas in Imperial County: Contact (760) 335-3733 to pick up an application if you are willing to work in any of the following outlining service areas:


             Andrade                                 Bard                                         Bombay Beach                        

             Calipatria                               Desert Shores                         Fountain of Youth   

             Niland                                    Ocotillo                                    Palo Verde                           

             Salton City                             Salton Sea Beaches               Thermal                                                                           Westmorland                         Winterhaven 

  1. Complete a Registry Provider Application (available as noted above).

  2. Submit four (4) valid references and pass reference check in good status.  References include two (2) non-relative personal references and two (2) employer references.

  3. Submit a valid driver’s license or other government-issued identification.

  4. If willing to provide transportation to your recipients, provide proof of a current auto insurance policy that includes liability.

  5. Submit fingerprints, undergo and pass a criminal background check by the California Department of Justice “DOJ”.

  6. Attend a Public Authority Registry Workshop.

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