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Online Payments

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COVID-19 Update 

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the City has suspended public counter services. The Finance Department has created a new web page for information on submitting payments by ACH or by wire. Please visit

For other online payments (Credit/Debit/E-Check):

1) Submit the application for the Permit/License/Reservation to the appropriate City of Goleta department.

2) Confirm approval with that same department.

3) A reference number will be provided to you by that department. 

4) Refer to your application for Payment Amount.

5)  Pay online: (see below for visual example)
          Acceptable payments are: Mastercard, Visa, or E-check.

(If paying for a Business License Renewal, you must submit your signed and completed Business License Renewals    to before you can make a payment)

6) A payment confirmation will be e-mailed to the applicant.

7) The charge on your credit/debit card statement will read as "City of Goleta Bill Payment"

**Please note: There is a $3.00 convenience fee for every $150.00 paid. The online process will automatically calculate the total convenience on top of the Dollar Amount Due. The dollar limit amount is $5,000.00 per payment. If your Amount Due is more than $5,000.00, make multiple payments until all payments add up to the Amount Due.

For any additional questions, please contact the appropriate department or click on the link :

Application/Permit Department Phone No. Type
Building Permit Building & Safety 805-961-7552 Permits
Business License Finance 805-961-7530 Business Licenses
Public Works Encroachment Permit Engineering 805-961-7575 Permits
Film Permit Public Works  805-968-6843 Permits
Park Reservation City Hall Reception 805-961-7500 Park Reservations
Planning Permit Planning Environmental & Review 805-961-7543 Planning Fees
Special Events Neighborhood Services & Public Safety 805-562-5505
Special Events
Other Finance 805-961-7530 Contact Finance


Visual Aids for the credit card process (must click on the link above):

Page 1: Customer Information

Credit Card Paymentus Screenshot - Step 1


Page 2: Account & Payment Information (Reference No. is needed on this page.)

Credit Card Paymentus Screenshot - Step 2



Page 3: Confirm Payment (Processing Fees will automatically be added.)

Credit Card Paymentus Screenshot - Step 3r