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The mission of the Finance Department is to provide sound business, financial and risk management support to internal and external customers, ensuring continuation of public services to the residents, visitors and businesses of Santa Monica through the protection of financial resources. 

Regular Business hours: 
Monday through Thursday – 8:00am to 5:00pm

Alternating Fridays – 8:30am to 4:30pm

MAY OFFICE HOURS: Our offices will be open normal business hours with the exceptions noted below


  • FRIDAY, MAY 13TH  closed all day 
  • FRIDAY, MAY 27TH  closed all day 
  • MONDAY, MAY 30TH  closed all day 


The City of Santa Monica (the “Issuer”) is posting this information with the intent that market participants may provide advice to us regarding municipal financial products and the issuance of municipal securities and utilize the independent registered municipal advisor exemption from the municipal advisor definition in Securities and Exchange Commission rules.

The Issuer is currently represented by, and will rely on the advice of (in the sense that it will seek and consider the advice, analysis and perspective of, before making a determination), Public Resources Advisory Group, in considering information (other than general information that does not involve a recommendation) that you provide to us regarding municipal financial products and the issuance of municipal securities.

The Issuer made inquiry and was informed that there are Associated Individuals that are current employees of Public Resources Advisory Group who were employed within the past two years by a broker-dealer firm in the capacity of an Associated Individual. Public Resources Advisory Group has advised us that such Associated Individuals will not be participating in any matter that involves municipal advisory activity for the Issuer in which the broker-dealer firm is involved in any role as a transaction participant firm during the applicable two-year period. (Printer Friendly)

Business License Renewal

For information visit our website at www.smgov.net/businesslicense or call (310) 458-8745.

To renew online, click here: www.smgov.net/blrenew.

For a new license:  Please call 310-458-8745

Payment for utility bills, parking citations, and business license renewal may be placed in the blue drop box located in the courtyard in the back of City Hall at 1685 Main Street, Santa Monica or by visiting our public counter during regular business hours.  The public counter is located on the ground floor at 1717 4th Street, Suite 150. 

The following services are available by telephone or on the internet 24 hours a day:

Parking Citations

Phone:  800-214-1526 (touchtone citation payment) 
Website:   http://paytickets.smgov.net

Utility Bills

Phone:  310-458-8999 (touchtone bill payment) 
Website:  https://waterbill.smgov.net/ecare/login.asp

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City of Santa Monica Finance Department · 1717 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401 · (310) 458-8281