|City Billing & Customer Service|
The City of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce we have new and improved bill pay services for utility bills. Once you register an account, you will receive email reminders when your payment is due and a confirmation after you have made a payment. In addition, you will have the ability to pay by text, pay using mobile devices, schedule payments, and receive text notifications. The new service is optimized for a better mobile experience on your phone or tablet.
Starting July 1st, 2016 the Billing/Cashiering/Licensing offices will be closing at 3:30pm on the Fridays City Hall is open for business. All of City Hall is closed every other Friday, so this only applies to the Friday City Hall is open for business.
Payments can be made online at the City’s website; or, you can deposit your payment in the night drop box, located to the left of the De La Guerra Plaza entrance of City Hall, during the hours we are closed.
New Office Hours: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 am to 3:30 pm on the open Fridays. Closed every other Friday.
Mail all applications to:
The water, wastewater, and buy-in rates and fee resolution can be viewed here. The full Resolution adopting City Fees can be viewed on the Adopted Budget page, under the Council Budget Resolutions Section.
Trash and Recycling
|Business Hours||Phone and Fax||Walk-In Payments||Mail-in Payments|
|Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
|(805) 564-5343 - Phone||Santa Barbara City Hall,
|City of Santa Barbara,
PO Box 60809
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
View City Calendar
|(805) 897-1978 - Fax||735 Anacapa Street
(at De la Guerra) View map
|Santa Barbara, CA
|Miscellaneous Services *|
|Service Initiation Fee||$47.00|
|Service Restoration Fee||$64.00|
|Administrative Account Transfer Fee||$21.00|
|Declined Payment Fee||$25.00|
|If a payment is returned for insufficient funds for a second time in any 12 month period, payments will only be accepted via cash, cashier's check, money order, or credit card.|
|Delinquent (late) Payment Fee , per account, per month, for any billing period in which a delinquent balance exists.||$8.00|
|Upgrade to standard residential hydrant||$1,607|
|Upgrade to standard commercial hydrant||$3,000|
|Fire Hydrant Flow test||$150.00|
|Meter Flow Test||$82.00|
|In addition to the fees below, reconnection fees will also be applied. Unauthorized water use via tampering may also be subject to Administrative Penalties per S.B.M.C. Section 1.28|
|Damaged or missing locks:||$54.00|
|Damages/Missing Locking Brackets||$123.00|