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Contact Info for the SLO County Sheriff’s office

  • See the County Sheriff’s contact page, to contact various divisions of the Sheriff’s office

  • For Emergencies, as always, call 911

  • For non-emergencies, or if you’re unsure about what type of report to submit, call the sheriff’s dispatch at (805) 781-4550

  • For non-emergencies, The Public Safety Citizens Service Portal is available at . This will lead you to the most appropriate area for your online report (e.g., vandalism, graffiti, etc.)

Good Neighbor Letter

A link to the "Good Neighbor" letter, provided by Beautify Cambria, which asks neighbors (kindly and tactfullly) to point their lighting downward and reduce sky pollution. The link is HERE. 

SLO Code Enforcement

  • The Planning and Building Department Code Enforcement Section has extended its on-call availability for Weekends and Holidays to report vacation rental violations.

  • You can reach an Officer directly at (805) 723-2500 during these hours: Friday 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm, and Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 8:00 am until 8:00 pm.

  • For other code violations, or during business hours and weekday evenings, call (805) 788-2350.  Suspected violations can also be reported anonymously online at

  • Access the form using the “Report a Suspected Code Violation” tab on the left side of the screen.

Important Local & County Contact Numbers

  • Ambulance Service and Crisis Intervention 1-805-927-8304

  • Animal Services (nuisances, adoptions) 1-805-781-4400

  • Building permits 1-805-781-5600

  • Caltrans Road Information 1-800-427-7623

  • Cambria Community Bus 1-805-927-4173

  • CCSD Customer Service 1-805-927-6223 – 24 hours

  • Central Coast Area Transit 1-805-781-4472

  • Code Enforcement (trees, noise, trash, abandoned cars, etc.) 1-805-781-5705

  • Crime Stoppers Hotline 1-805-549-7867

  • Dead deer on road 1-805-781-5252

  • Downed power lines 1-800-743-5000

  • Fire, emergency medical, ocean rescue, other accidents 911

  • Hotline of SLO County 1-(805/800) 783-0607

  • Marine Mammal Center  (injured sea mammals, rescue line) 1-805-771-8300

  • Other animals on road 1-805-781-4400

  • Public Works Department (SLO County)  1-805-781-5252

  • Sheriff’s Department 1-805-781-4550 or 800-834-3346

  • Trash and recycling (Mission Country) 1-805-927-4995 or 1-805-528-7430

  • Trolley 1-805-927-0468

  • Water/Sewer Problems and Waste problems CCSD Customer Service 1-805-927-6223 – 24 hours

  • Wild animals doing damage to property: one can get in touch with California Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1-555-243-4005, mailto: for a “depredation permit” . Alternatively, for a more humane approach, call Pacific Wildlife Care @ 805-543-9453 to discuss free humane exclusion advice as an alternative.  They have experts that can provide help.  It is always preferable to extermination.

Key Links

SLO County Supplemental Links

SLO County  Building & Planning Websites

Link to County Code on Residential Vacation Rentals

23.08.165 – Residential Vacation Rentals

Map of Licensed SLO County Vacation Rentals

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