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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

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


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 4TH – closed all day
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 18THclosed all day
Business License Renewal

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

To renew online, click here: https://blforms.smgov.net/bl_web/.

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

Business License

New license:  Please call 310-458-8745

Renewal of license:  https://blforms.smgov.net/bl_web/

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