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Government Offices

Organization / Resource Hours & Locations
California State Offices Americans with Disabilities Act Information
People may call to receive general and technical information, order free materials and ADA Standards, to use fax-back service for materials.
(800) 514-0301 (voice)
(800) 514-0383 (TDD)
Department of Consumer Affairs
Promotes and protects the interests of California consumers. Helps consumers learn how to protect themselves from unqualified individuals as well as helps professionals from unfair competition by unlicensed practitioners.
Department of Consumer Affairs Web
400 R St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(800) 952-5210 Toll free
(510) 622-2945 Outside California
State Fair Employment & Housing Office
Housing discrimination complaints, hate crimes, and harassment. If there is a lawsuit alleging discrimination, there’s no need to file a complaint with the State Fair Employment & Housing Office. A lawsuit can be filed directly by the person or person’s attorney.
(800) 233-3212 CA Toll-free
(510) 622-2945 Out-of-State
8 AM – 5 PM (M – F) 
Department of Real Estate
Complaints against Brokers or Real Estate agents.
2201 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 227-0864 Consumer Info.
County of Santa Barbara
Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
County Agricultural Commissioner's Office web
Provides information on health and environment, public justice and safety, traffic and transportation, and other useful resources.
263 Camino del Remedio
Santa Barbara, CA 93110-1335
(805) 681-5600
(805) 681-5603 Fax
8 AM – 4:30 PM (M – F)
Environmental Health Services
Offers a balanced program of environmental monitoring, environmental monitoring, innovative leadership, community education, emergency response and enforcement.
225 Camino Del Remedio
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 681-4900
(805) 681-4901 Fax
8 AM – 5 PM (M – F)
City of Santa Barbara Building Inspector's Office/Housing Code Violations and Inspections
Site investigation, roofs, installation of floor and roof, reinforced steel, vinyl signs, enforcement cases (if something is done that isn’t supposed to be done, they enforce the law)… Before getting an appointment for an inspection, clients must receive a case number from the CD building and safety counter.
630 Garden Street, 1st floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 564-5485
8 AM – 12 PM, 1 PM – 5 PM (M – F)
Fire Prevention Office / "PackRat"
"Hoarding" support
Site investigation, Specialist in working with people with OC Disorder resulting in “packrat” behavior.
121 W. Carrillo St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 564-5702
Joe Poire ext 4701
Jim Austin ext. 4706
8 AM – 12 PM, 1 PM – 5 PM (M – F)
Fair Housing Enforcement Program
Assists people who believe they have experienced discrimination in the rental of housing in the City of Santa Barbara. Provides information on housing discrimination and investigates complaints.
630 Garden St., 2nd Fl.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Elizabeth Stotts
(805) 564-5461
8 AM– 12 PM, 1 PM– 4:30 PM (M – F)
Rental Housing Mediation Board of the City of Santa Barbara
Provides staff consultation on tenant-landlord rights and responsibilities and offer mediation services to resolve housing disputes. Services offered to residents of the City of Santa Barbara, City of Carpinteria, North and South Unincorporated Areas of Santa Barbara County.
(805) 564-5461 Phone
(805) 564-5477 Fax
Solid Waste Code Enforcement 
Dealing with trash & graffiti clean-up
Provides information and support with visual blight including trash removal & graffiti and promote recycling
Looking Good Santa Barbara – City SB, Environmental Services Division
1221 Anacapa St., 2nd floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 897-2526 Hotline
Lorraine Cruz Carpenter
(805) 448-0886
(805) 368-4969 Fax Graffiti Abatement Hotline
(805) 897-2513
Zoning Office/Permits for Legal Dwellings/Zoning Information Reports
Inspections for Zoning complaints, including illegal dwelling units, vacation rentals, commercial uses in a residential zone, and other violations of the Zoning ordinance.
Planning and Zoning Information Line (805) 568-2090;
Investigation Line “Complaints” for Building and Zoning.  Anonymous complaints will be accepted (805) 897-2676. 
City of Carpinteria Building and Zoning Department (805) 684-5405
Health Issue Enforcement Office Ext. 408: Code Compliance Supervisor
Ext. 413: Code Compliance Officer
Ext. 405: Structural-Exterior/Building Office
Ext. 409: Building Inspection-Interior/Plumbing
Housing Office Locations
Los Angeles Housing District Office
611 West Sixth Street, Suite 1510
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 439-6703
(800) 233-3212 Toll free
Oakland Housing District Office
1515 Clay Street, Suite 701
Oakland, CA 94612-5212
(510) 622-2945
(800) 233-3212 Toll free
Mediation Office Locations
Contact only after a formal complaint has been made to housing office.
Sacramento Mediation Office
2014 T Street Suite 210
Sacramento, CA 95814
(888) 758-9911 Toll free
Los Angeles Mediation Office
611 West Sixth Street, Suite 2120
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 892-6481
(866) 870-9456 Toll free
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018
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