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Effective Immediately:

As a proactive measure to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Santa Barbara Police Department is suspending all police department front counter services and closing the lobby to the public. Re-opening dates have not yet been determined.

What this means: this includes in-person requests for police reports, parking ticket payments and fingerprinting services.

Please call 9-1-1 to report an emergency or call 805-882-8900 to report a non-emergency.

We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage people to stay safe and healthy by following guidelines from the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department

You can file a Police Report at:  File a Police Report

You can pay a parking citation at:

You can request a Police Report at: Request a Police Report

  • Email form and a copy of a government issued photo ID to:
  • Fax form and a copy of a government issued photo ID to 805-897-2434
  • Mail form and a copy of a government issued photo ID to: SBPD RECORDS report request, 215 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

You can request a Clearance Letter (local criminal history):  Clearance letters require this form and a copy of a government issued photo ID.

  • Mail the form with payment to: SBPD Records, 215 East Figueroa Street,Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Please be sure to enclose a check for $10 payable to City of Santa Barbara and the address where you would like the letter mailed.

You can arrange for property release by calling 805-897-2375

To register 290PC/Arson/Gang: call 805-897-2335

To retrieve your towed vehicle, you can call: 805-897-2360, if there is not an answer call 805-897-2355

To license your pet, you can call 877-816-6809 or visit

Last Updated: Apr 16, 2020
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