SAMLARC Community Partners are non-profit community organizations located in Rancho Santa Margarita or governmental agencies providing service in Rancho Santa Margarita, whose information and services are of interest and benefit to the SAMLARC community.
City of Rancho Santa Margarita
The City of Rancho Santa Margarita incorporated into Orange County on January 1, 2000 became the 33rd City in the County of Orange. The community was formally developed in 1986 (beginning with SAMLARC). The City area and zip code also include the communities of Robinson Ranch, Dove Canyon, Rancho Cielo, Trabuco Highlands, and Walden (which lie beyond SAMLARC's boundaries).
RSM Cares Bell Tower Foundation
RSM Cares connects a myriad of elements in the community to include residents, organizations, and local businesses. RSM Cares' goal is to continue to emerge as a community foundation that partners with local groups to further causes. This means support through monetary donations, use of our volunteer list and launching programs that support those in need and the different generations in our community. We seek to embrace, engage and enrich residents and stay flexible in how and to whom we contribute.
Santa Margarita Water District
Santa Margarita Water District provides safe, reliable drinking water, recycled water and wastewater services to over 165,000 residents in eight unique communities: Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and the communities of Coto de Caza, Las Flores, Ladera Ranch, Village of Sendero and Esencia, and Talega in San Clemente. The District is the second largest retail water agency in Orange County, by area, and third largest by customers served.
Orange County Sheriff's Department:
Rancho Santa Margarita Police Services
The City of Rancho Santa Margarita contracts with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for all law enforcement needs. The Sheriff's Department is responsible for public safety and general law enforcement within the city, including patrol services, traffic enforcement, criminal investigations and crime prevention.
Orange County Fire Authority
The Orange County Fire Authority is a regional fire service agency that serves 23 cities in Orange County and all unincorporated areas. The OCFA protects nearly 2 million residents from its 77 fire stations located throughout Orange County. The OCFA, founded in 1995, is a premier public safety agency providing superior fire protection and medical emergency services to our communities.