Government services for the people of City of Santa Ana.

The City of Santa Ana provides hundreds of services to the community. This page connects you to common services. If you can't find what you're looking for, explore our departments or give us a call.

If you're planning on visiting us in person, consider booking an appointment online first.


Get a COVID-19 test

Find options for in-person, take-home, or mail-in COVID-19 tests.

Get a COVID-19 vaccine

If you’re 5 years or older, it’s time to get vaccinated.


Apply for a Section 8 housing voucher

Learn about eligibility and sign up to get housing assistance.

Get help with a down payment on a house

First-time home buyer? Apply for a down payment assistance loan.

Find a shelter

Get help with shelter and housing if you are experiencing homelessness.

Pay and apply

Pay my water bill

Log in to view your account and make a payment.

Pay a parking ticket

Pay your parking ticket online and on time to avoid fees.

Get a building permit

Apply for a building permit or schedule an inspection.

Get a business license

Apply and pay online for a Santa Ana business license.

Public safety

File a police report

Submit a police report online. If it's an emergency, call 911.

Sign up for a paramedic subscription

Get a paramedic subscription for emergency medical services provided in Santa Ana.

Request a safety presentation

Get a presentation about fire prevention, evacuation, disaster preparedness, and more.


Visit an inmate

Learn about visitation rules and hours, as well as telephone calls.

Join Santa Ana Police

Apply for a job with the Santa Ana Police Department.

Join Orange County Fire

Apply for a job with the Orange County Fire Authority.


Get a parking permit

Get a residential parking permit for your neighborhood.

Charge my electric car

Find an electric vehicle charging station near you.

Get my street swept

Find out when street sweeping happens on your street.

Get a street or sidewalk fixed

Request a street or sidewalk repair and find out when a street will be repaved.

Trash and recycling

View the trash and recycling pick-up schedule

Find out which day your trash and recycling is picked up.

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