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You can use this form to securely send a message to the Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services. If desired, you can attach a document (such as a pay stub, rent receipt, utility bill etc.) from your computer’s hard drive or your phone’s camera.

Please let us know what we'll be helping you with:

case number on request for verification
If you got a CalFresh Initial Appointment Letter or Request for Verification notice in the mail, you will find this on the upper-right corner.
case number on ebt card
If you have an EBT card, your case number is located at the bottom (skip the first two digits).

Please tell us who you are and how to reach you:

People may share the same name. Specifying your birthday may help prevent mistaken identity.

We will call you if we have a question about your message or a problem opening your document.

Recommended. We will email you a confirmation if you let us know where to send it.

Please type your message below:

Please only send images (photos) or PDF documents.

0MB of 30MB

If you need to send us a photo or other document, you can attach it or take a picture of it with your phone here. Please only upload image files (jpeg, png, gif, bmp) or PDF documents.

Need to upload more than one file or photo?
Hold down the ctrl key (cmd key on a Mac) and click the files you wish to send.
On a phone, take your photos first, then click the "Select files..." button above and select all the photos desired from your photo library.

The maximum file upload size is 30 MB.

Please let us know where to send this message:

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All documents received after 5:00 pm, including holidays and weekends, will be counted as received the next business day.

If you experience any problems with this form, please contact the Octopus Admin.

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