In March, to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and protect the safety of the community and employees, the city of Santa Barbara closed public counters.
Starting Wednesday, Oct. 7, the Santa Barbara Police Department will re-open the Police Lobby to the public for limited services and limited hours. Open hours will be 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; and 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

During those specified times, the public can visit the Police Department to take care of business. Otherwise, they can utilize the department’s online services and/or call for information on how to address their business.

Those using the services will be required to adhere to Santa Barbara County Public Health Department guidelines, available at

A number of the services the Santa Barbara Police Department provides can be accessed online at
As always, call 9-1-1 to report a true emergency or call 805-882-8900 to report a non-emergency.