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Effective 12/18/2021

In-Person lobby services available during the following times:

  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

What this means: You may come to the police department to take care of business during specified times. Otherwise, you may utilize our on-line services and/or call 897-2355 for information on how to address your business.

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


  • Penalties can be paid online, in person, and by mail.
  • Pay online, if you have your license plate number and your citation number, through our  secure online payment system. If you have questions or problems using the online payment system, please call 1-866-783-1929.
  • Pay by mail by sending your check, money order or certified check to:

City of Santa Barbara
c/o Citation Processing Center
P.O. Box 10479
Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479 

RETRIEVE YOUR TOWED VEHICLE: Call: 805-897-2362, if there is no answer call 805-897-2355.

  • This is for vehicles towed/impounded by the Santa Barbara Police Department.

TICKET SIGN-OFF: come to the lobby during lobby hours or call 805-897-2355 for alternative solutions.

  • Your vehicle must be at the station for visual inspection of vehicle equipment violation corrections.


  • Using this online citizen police report system allows you to submit a report immediately and print a copy of the police report for free.


  • You can download the report request form and follow the detailed instructions regarding identification and payment.
  • Email the form and a copy of a valid government issued photo ID to:
  • Fax form and a copy of a valid government issued photo ID to: 805-897-2434
  • Mail form and a copy of a valid government issued photo ID to: SBPD RECORDS report request, 215 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101


  • Clearance letters require this form and a copy of a valid 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 or money order for $10 payable to City of Santa Barbara and the address and/or email of where you would like the letter sent to.

PROPERTY RELEASE APPOINTMENT by calling 805-897-2375:

  • This is for items being held in our SBPD Property Room.
  • Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday 9AM – 4PM, by APPOINTMENT ONLY

REGISTER 290 PC/ARSON/GANG: Call 805-897-2335

LICENSE YOUR PET: Call 877-816-6809 or visit 

Last Updated: Apr 14, 2022
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