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You can use this form to securely send an email 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.

If you experience any problems with this form, please contact the County Webmaster.

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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.

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Please attach documents:

Please only send images (photos) or PDF documents.

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. All files must be in the same folder.
On a phone, take your photos first, then click the blue Browse button above and select all the photos desired from your photo library.

The maximum file upload size is 30 MB.

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