Contra Costa Veterans Service Office

What is the County Veterans Service Office (CVSO)?

The Contra Costa Veteran Services Office provides assistance to the men and women who served in the Armed Forces of America, their dependents and survivors, and the general public, in obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense (DOD), California Department of Veterans Affairs (CDVA), and other programs for veterans and their families.


Our staff provides respectful advocacy and representation to the veterans community regarding earned entitlement rights to federal, state and local benefits and services for veterans.

We offer the following services:

  • Comprehensive benefit counseling
  • Claim development, preparation & submission
  • Case Management
  • Initiate appeals when appropriate
  • Networking with federal, state and local agencies
  • Public speaking & media relations

Information and referral for the following:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Public assistance & homeless services
  • Social Security
  • And numerous miscellaneous issues

Contact Information

Main Office
Contra Costa County
Veterans Service Office
10 Douglas Drive # 100
Martinez, CA. 94553
(925) 313-1481
(925) 313-1490  (fax)
Branch Office
Contra Costa County
Veterans Service Office
100-37th St., Rm: 1033
Richmond, CA. 94805
(510) 374-3241
(510)374-7955 (fax)


California Veterans Resource Book

The Military and Veterans Employment Survey

US Department of Veterans Affairs
Official site of veterans information containing information regarding benefits, burials and memorials, jobs, public affairs, home loans, data and more.

Veterans of Foreign Wars
Official site of veterans of foreign wars

Disabled American Veterans
Official information site for disabled veterans

Resources for Veterans continuing Education

Veterans Day – Honoring All Who Served
November 11 is Veterans Day, the national holiday dedicated to honoring all who have served in America’s armed forces. For information on national and regional observances, National Veterans Awareness Week, the history of the holiday, resources for students and teachers, please visit