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Welcome to Santa Clarita

You are living and working in a City that CNN Money Magazine calls “one of the best places to live in California.” In less than 30 years, the City of Santa Clarita has established an enviable balance between quality of life and quality infrastructure and amenities. And we hope you’ll agree that our award-winning schools, special events, businesses, parks, extensive trail systems, and arts, cultural, and recreation programs are just a few of the reasons nearly 200,000 residents and 6,000 business owners wouldn’t want to live or work anywhere else in the state.

We are proud of all we’ve accomplished, but never lose sight of the most important part of what we do – making sure you, our residents and business owners, are happy.

We hope you find this website helpful as you look for information and resources to help you feel at home in Santa Clarita.  If you don’t find exactly what you are looking for online, give us a call at (661) 259-2489 (CITY). We are always happy to help.

Sincerely,

Your City of Santa Clarita City Council

What’s New Now that You are Part of the City of Santa Clarita?

The Santa Clarita Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing areas and one of the best places to live, work and play.  The Santa Clarita Valley is comprised of 250,000 residents living in the City of Santa Clarita (Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus and Valencia) and unincorporated Los Angeles County (Acton, Agua Dulce, Bouquet Canyon, Castaic, Stevenson Ranch, Sulphur Spring, and Vasquez Rocks among other areas).

Since the City’s incorporation in 1987, neighborhoods in unincorporated Los Angeles County have considered and applied for annexation into the City.  The decision to annex is always one that is driven by residents.

The following is a list of things annexation does not change: property taxes; school district boundaries; fire protection services; library services; health services; water and wastewater services and fees; homeowner associations and their fees; and Mello-Roos Community Facilities Districts and associated fees.  What annexation does change includes: replaces County zoning with City zoning; enables residents to vote in local elections, run for City public office, and serve on City commissions; trash services; lowers fees and may increase the availability of City sports and recreation programs; eliminates all utility user tax; and provides easily accessible local government services.

Contacting City Hall

The City of Santa Clarita provides easily accessible local government services and representation.

Santa Clarita City Hall is open Monday through Thursday,7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday.  Please call (661) 259-2489 (CITY) with any questions or visit City Hall online at Santa-Clarita.com.

And if you need to reach the City of Santa Clarita to report graffiti or another concern, check out Resident Service Center – a program that allows you to make service requests, search frequently asked questions from residents, or ask a new question and receive a timely response from staff.