DOG NOISE COMPLAINT PROCESS
Dog noise complaints in the unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County are investigated by Animal Control Officers. There is a step by step process for these complaints. The first recommendation is to contact the dog owner to advise them there is a concern about barking. Often the owner is unaware that the dog is creating a disturbance. If this is unsuccessful, contact Animal Services for help.
We are currently operating on a priority basis. You are able to submit your complaint via the form below. We will contact the dog owner and take the appropriate action.
For more information or to file a complaint, contact your local Animal Shelter
Santa Barbara Shelter
Phone: (805) 681-5285
Santa Maria Shelter
Phone: (805) 934-6119
A few contract cities have their own Bark Complaint process. If the nuisance is in one of these areas please contact the appropriate office below: