Letter of Authority Form
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR LETTER OF AUTHORITY:
- The California Penal Code, section 602(o), provides that private property owners may authorize local law enforcement to arrest trespassers under certain provisions. A letter of Authorization must be on file, and signs must be posted.
- Upon request, a Letter of Authority form may be obtained in the following manner:
a. By Mail Call (805) 928-3781 - Extension 2359
b. By FAX (805) 349-9239
c. In Person At 1111 West Betteravia Road, Santa Maria, CA 93455
- The form must be completed and contain the requester’s name, address, and telephone number. At a minimum, the requester must provide at least one alternate contact person who is aware that there may be contact with the Police Department and is in agreement to the arrangement. To be valid, the form must be returned to the Santa Maria Police Department by mail to:
Santa Maria Police Department
1111 West Betteravia Road
Santa Maria, CA 93455
or, you may fax the form to (805) 349-9239