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City of Santa Barbara Finance Department

Business Licenses and Permits
P.O. Box 1990
Santa Barbara, CA 93102

(805) 564-5346
(805) 897-1978 Fax

City Hall has an entrance on De La Guerra Plaza and an entrance at 735 Anacapa Street. Once in the main hallway, enter the doorway marked Cashier - Business License.

Phone hours: Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM (PT) and 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (PT) every other Friday. See City Calendar for holidays observed.


Public Counter Hours for Billing/Cashiering/Licensing

Beginning June 15, 2021, the public counter in the Business Office at City Hall (735 Anacapa Street) will be open to the public Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (closing promptly at 2:00 p.m.). Please enter City Hall through the De la Guerra Plaza entrance, as the Anacapa Street entrance will temporarily remain closed. The Business Office offers customer service for Business Licensing and Utility Billing, and accepts payments for business licenses, water & trash bills, and parking citations.  



  • Questions:  (805) 564-5343;
  • Pay online:
  • Pay by phone:  (855) 844-0038
  • Put payment in deposit box* (NO CASH)
  • Pay by mail:  Utility Billing, P.O. Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 93102


  • Questions:  (805) 564-5346;
  • We are not setup to take phone payments nor have the means to accept payments online.
  • Put payment in deposit box* (NO CASH)
  • Pay by mail:  Business Licenses and Permits, P.O. Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 93102


  • Questions:  (866) 782-1929
  • Pay online:
  • Pay by phone:  (866) 782-1929
  • Pay at the Police Department in person at:  215 E. Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    (Tuesday 8am–12pm & Thursday 1–5pm)
  • Put Parking Citation and payment in deposit box* (NO CASH)
  • Pay by mail:  c/o Citation Processing Center, P.O. Box 10479, Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479

Make checks payable to "City of Santa Barbara"

* Payment Deposit Box is located outside on the De La Guerra Plaza side of City Hall.


Para preguntas y información en español llame a (805) 564-5346.

For additional Business information, visit Start a Business.

Last Updated: Aug 31, 2021
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