File a Complaint

Complaint Process

If you have an issue with a public agency, a Department of a City or County Government, school districts, or special districts. You can file a formal complaint with the Grand Jury. You can contact the Grand Jury through mail, phone, and email. The Grand Jury responds to the suggestions and complaints from citizens about issues the jury should investigate. Every suggestion is reviewed by the Grand Jury and may be assigned to one of the jury’s committees for consideration and/or investigation. Though the jury cannot investigate every issue, every complaint is duly considered. All complaints received by the Grand Jury are treated confidentially. The Grand Jury’s records may not be inspected nor subpoenaed. All Grand Jury investigations and interviews are kept confidential

How to File a Complaint

Download and print the form below and mail it to:

Santa Barbara County Grand Jury  Grand Jury Chambers Santa Barbara County Courthouse 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Santa Barbara County Grand Jury Complaint Form

Whistleblower Hotline

For Inefficiencies in Government, contact us below.

The purpose of the Whistleblower Hotline is to encourage employees and citizens of the County to report any suspected cases of fraud, waste, or abuse, of which they become aware.  The Whistleblower Hotline is provided as an alternative reporting mechanism to ensure concerns are properly addressed and as a means for anonymous, confidential, reporting.

Visit the County website for details.

Confidential Hotline (844) 413-4025