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Community Facilities Districts

roadside flower bedsMello-Roos Districts

Community facilities districts are also known as “Mello-Roos” districts because Senator Henry Mello and Assemblyman Mike Roos were the original authors of CFD legislation.

City of Carlsbad CFDs

A community facilities district levies a special tax that can pay for items including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Improvements
  • Street infrastructure
  • Sewer and water infrastructure
  • Utility infrastructure
  • Services
  • Police services
  • Fire services
  • Landscape maintenance services
  • Facilities
  • Schools
  • Parks
  • Libraries


To see a list of all items authorized to be funded in a CFD please see the government code section listed under the legal authority section.

A CFD is authorized by the California government code, division 2, chapter 2.5 section 53311 et seq. entitled The Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982.

Other agencies have formed CFDs that affect City of Carlsbad residents, e.g. a school district CFD.  If inquiring about CFDs other than those listed on this site, please contact the party listed on the tax bill.