Online Payments

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For all online payments:

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 5-digit reference number will be provided to you by that department. 
    For Business Licenses, refer to Step 2 of  the Business License Application Process.

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 Business License Renewals    to

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

**Please note: There is a $3 convenience fee for every $150 paid. The online process will automatically calculate the total convenience on top of the Dollar Amount Due. The dollar limit amount is $1,000 per payment. If your Amount Due is more than $1,000, 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
Encroachment Permit Engineering 805-562-5506 Permits
Film Permit Public Works - Administration 805-961-7578 Permits
Park Reservation City Hall Reception 805-961-7500 Park Reservations
Planning Permit Planning Environmental & Review 805-961-7543 Permits
Special Events Neighborhood Services & Public Safety 805-562-5505
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