Report Elder Abuse & Neglect

Who Can Make a Report to Adult Protective Services?

Any concerned person can report known or suspected elder or dependent adult abuse or neglect. Reports can be made 24 hours per day, 7 days per week by calling 530-265-1639 or 888-339-7248. Here are the links to a fillable form (English or Spanish) for your report:

You may fax a completed report to 530-470-2625 or email us at:
If your report is of an urgent matter please use the Report Line first.

APS 24-Hr. Emergency Response: 530-265-1217

  • Email Adult Services. If the report is of an urgent matter, it is best to call 530-265-1639.
  • Fax Number: 530-470-2625
  • Our office number from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday is 530-265-1639.
  • Reports and the reporting parties are kept confidential.
  • Staff is available to take reports, answer questions or refer you to other community agencies.
  • Toll-Free: 888-339-7248

Who Must Make a Report to Adult Protective Services?

Abuse reporting laws now require certain groups of people to report known or suspected abuse. These people are called Mandated Reporters. These are generally individuals who are involved with elders and dependent adults. This includes care custodians, health practitioners, law enforcement, paramedics, banks and fire fighters. Reporters must file an abuse report when they observe or suspect abuse.

Mandated reporting training: a New Window.
This training will provide mandated reporters with the foundational information about their mandated reporting requirements. For in-person training, please contact our office.