In accordance with the guidelines put forth by the Governor’s Office and the California Department of Public Health, the City of Guadalupe will open for in person services starting Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The Finance Department counter will be open for water/sewer payments Monday – Thursday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. If you have any questions or need any further assistance, please contact the proper department using the information below:

, 918 Obispo Street – (805) 356.3905

POLICE DEPARTMENT, 4490 10th Street – (805) 343-2112 (non-emergency)


HUMAN RESOURCES (805) 356.3893 or

FINANCE (805) 356.3895 or

The Utilities Department offers several options to pay your utility service bill.

  • Pay by phone at (805) 356.3896 with Debit/Credit (Monday – Thursday) 8:30am -4:00pm
  • Pay by drop box – You may pay your bill using your Check or Money Order (please do not place Cash in the drop box) and drop your payment at 918 Obispo Street (outside window) To ensure proper credit, please list your City of Guadalupe utilities account number on your payment.
  • Pay online – pay your utility bill through the online Utility Bill Pay System located further down the home page.
  • In person – Counter will be open for payments (Monday-Thursday) 8:30am – 4:00pm
PUBLIC WORKS (805) 356.3910 or

BUILDING AND PLANNING (805) 356.3903 or

PARKS & RECREATION(805) 356.3894 or

Thank you,
Todd Bodem
City Administrator


The City of Guadalupe wishes to maintain public services, including trash pickup and  transit to its best ability during this unusual time. Information regarding these services is available under Notices on the right side of this page. Please feel free to contact Shannon Sweeney, Public Works Director, at (805) 356 – 3910, if you have any questions or concerns, or need more information. Thank you very much for your understanding.

Guadalupe is located in Santa Barbara County, on the Central California coast near the famous Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes. As of the census of 2010, there were 7,080 people residing in the city. The city was established in 1840 and incorporated on August 3, 1946. California’s Pacific Coast Highway, California Highway 1, runs right through the downtown of Guadalupe. Guadalupe is an attractive home for families, providing safe and affordable neighborhoods, excellent restaurants, good schools, and a friendly environment.

The City of Guadalupe was privileged to be featured in the popular TV series “California Gold”, starring Huell Howser. Chapman University has established an online archive of all the episodes in the series, including the one featuring the City. You can view the episode here.

We hope you will visit us soon!


The City of Guadalupe is home to the Juda Baca Guadalupe Murals Project.  Developed around 1990, with funding support from the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, the Guadalupe Murals Project was intended to remind citizens of the rich history of the city of Guadalupe. The murals were originally installed at City Hall but were removed to prevent increasing exposure to the elements. Now the murals are again on public display at City Hall.  For more information on these beautiful murals, and to view the murals, please click here.


GKCF 2020 Spirit of Guadalupe Art Gala Video


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Online Survey English  – Web Formulario en Español

I wanted to ask you to take a few minutes to complete a survey being conducted by a national, not for profit, People for Bikes Even if you don’t ride a bike, your responses will help SBBIKE and the County of SB learn more about the strengths of and barriers to bicycling in the cities of Santa Barbara County. In addition to contributing to making bicycling safe, another incentive for participating are prizes of thousands of dollars in bicycle equipment which will be awarded to a number of randomly selected respondents. All responses are confidential and People for Bikes will not share your name or other identifiers.  You must be over 18 to be counted, but if you want to do it with kids, it’s a good opportunity for them to think about surveys, bicycle friendliness, and safety, so if you want, have them fill out the survey with you!

New Service Available to the Guadalupe Community

Bill Pay Online

Click on the Bill pay banner to access the online bill pay service for the City of Guadalupe.

Warning –

There is an online bill pay website that appears to be affiliated with the City of Guadalupe, but that is not the case.  There is a third party website, that allows people to pay their water/sewer bill via the website. However, may charge the member extra fees, and the City of Guadalupe cannot control when we will receive the member payments, possibly resulting in a late payment from the resident or even a disconnection due to non-payment.  To make sure you are paying the City of Guadalupe directly, visit our website at and click on the “Utility Bill Pay” portal.  The City of Guadalupe is not responsible for any late payment penalties or disconnections if payment is made using and payments are received by the City of Guadalupe after the due date.   As always, if you receive suspicious phone calls or emails from someone claiming to be a representative of the City of Guadalupe requesting payment, please contact our office as soon as possible.

Public Safety Notification

Get information on Community events, road work,  and more. The city of Guadalupe is proud to make available this new service to all City residents. Just click on the local news banner to sign up for the Non-Emergency local alerts.

Emergency Notification

Click on the Aware & Prepare banner to sign up for emergency notification. This service is provided through the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.

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Guadalupe Transit

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