Letter of Authority

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Letter of Authority Form
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  1. 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.


  2. Upon request, a Letter of Authority form may be obtained in the following manner:

    a. Website Form 

    b. By Mail        Call (805) 928-3781  - Extension 1167

    c. By FAX        (805)  349-9239

    d. In Person    At 1111 West Betteravia Road, Santa Maria, CA 93455

  3. 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: 

     Records Supervisor
     Santa Maria Police Department
     1111 West Betteravia Road
     Santa Maria, CA 93455

                        or, you may fax the form to (805) 349-9239

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