City Information

The City of Santa Clarita is a young, vibrant, and dynamic City that has garnered a strong reputation for the high quality of life enjoyed by residents, which didn’t happen by accident.  Careful planning and an active and engaged community have resulted in an unparalleled City that is now the third largest in Los Angeles County.

City of Santa Clarita City Council

Council Final_2014_ResizeThe five-member Santa Clarita City Council holds their regular meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month in the City Council Chambers beginning at 6:00 p.m. (Council Meetings are broadcast live on SCV TV Channel 20 and on the City’s Website.)

Santa Clarita City Council members are elected and serve four year terms.  General municipal elections are held in November of even number years and all City residents are eligible to vote.  Visit the City’s election page for more information about the election process and important dates.

A Thriving Business Community

The City of Santa Clarita is home to more than 6,000 businesses and is consistently ranked as one of the top retail markets in California.  Some of the most successful entertainment, biomedical, technology, manufacturing, lifestyle and aerospace companies are based in Santa Clarita.  Whether it’s designing new technologies of tomorrow, producing number one rated television dramas, developing life-changing products, or creating world-class experiences, Santa Clarita is the ideal place to work providing a high quality of life for residents and their families.

The City of Santa Clarita’s Economic Development Division provides a variety of business programs, like a streamlined permitting process to make doing business in the community cost effective and as simple as possible.  The City also partners with organizations like the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation to attract and retain companies in targeted industry sectors, providing high quality jobs for residents.

Many of Santa Clarita’s business owners are members of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Valley Industry Association, both of which provide business-focused networking and programming, as well as online business directories, to help companies of all sizes succeed.

If you are now doing business in the City and have questions about things like building codes, incentives or local business programs, contact the City’s Economic Development Division at 661-255-4347 for assistance.  You can also access the City’s website for small business owners or check out the Small Business Resource Guide.

Community Profile

The City of Santa Clarita’s Economic Development Division and the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation provide demographics and community profile information about the area’s annual economic indicators, crime and housing and population.

Want to do Business with the City?

The City of Santa Clarita is interested in doing business with local companies whenever possible.  If you would like to learn more about doing business with the City of Santa Clarita, check out the City’s purchasing web page, which provides detailed information about the City’s processes for procurement.  You can also register your company as a supplier with the City, which helps ensure you receive any and all applicable quotes and bids.

Local Media

KHTS AM 1220 – Santa Clarita’s only local radio station, offering a combination of news, traffic and sports, as well as adult contemporary hits.  The station offers e-mail and text alerts and a daily e-blast.  The website also features a variety of lifestyle links, from health and beauty, fishing and restaurant to recipes and a business directory.

SCVTV Channel 20 – Santa Clarita’s only local public, education and government television channel. SCVTV programming reaches the entire Santa Clarita Valley on Time Warner Cable Channel 20, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99/Santa Clarita, and online at

The Signal – Santa Clarita’s only local newspaper, serving the Santa Clarita Valley and neighboring communities.  The paper is delivered daily and also includes a popular online edition and daily e-blasts.

Important/Quick Reference Phone Numbers

Animal Control (Los Angeles County) – (661) 257-3101

Arts & Events (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 286-4018

Building & Safety (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 255-4935

Bus Schedules & Routes (Santa Clarita Transit) – (661) 294-1287

Business License (Los Angeles County) – (661) 253-7342 * Monday/Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Chamber of Commerce (Santa Clarita Valley) – (661) 702-6977

City Hall (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 259-2489

Community Court (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 286-4044

Community Preservation (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 286-4076

Community Services (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 250-3708

Courthouse (Traffic Violations) Los Angeles County Sheriff – (661) 253-7258

Dial-A-Ride (Santa Clarita Transit) – (661) 294-9327 and (661) 295-6398 for cancellations

Economic Development (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 255-4347

Enterprise Zone (Santa Clarita Valley) – (661) 286-4071

Environmental Services, including trash and recycling (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 286-4098

Facility Rentals (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 250-3710

Film Office (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 284-1425

Fire Department Non-Emergency (Los Angeles County) – (661) 254-9661

Graffiti Hotline (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 252-5326

Housing (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 286-4156

Human Resources (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 284-1418

Landscape Maintenance District (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 290-2200

Library (Santa Clarita Public Library) – (661) 259-0750

Parking Citations (Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station) – (661) 255-1121

Parks (City of Santa Clarita Central Park Office) – (661) 290-2224

Planning/Community Development (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 255-4330

Purchasing/BIDs (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 286-4183

Recreation (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 250-3700

Santa Clarita Transit (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 295-6300

Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) – (661) 288-4400

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station – (661) 255-1121

Southern California Edison (Street Lights) – (800) 655-4555

Tourism Office (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 286-4084

Urban Forestry, trees (City of Santa Clarita) – (661) 294-2567

Valley Industry Association (VIA) – (661) 294-8088

WorkSource Center (City of Santa Clarita/College of the Canyons) – (661) 799-9675





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