Animal Bite Quarantine

If you have been bitten by an animal in Santa Barbara County it must be reported. A bite must be reported any time an animals teeth break through human skin. Santa Barbara County Animal Services enforces state and county ordinances with regards to animal bites and quarantine laws.  

Click here to view Municipal Code

To report a bite incident, complete this form:


For medical professionals, download and complete the Animal Bite Quarantine Report Form then fax to the appropriate shelter location.

If you need assistance filing a bite report or have questions regarding quarantine laws please contact your local Animal Services Office:

Santa Barbara Shelter
Phone: (805) 681-5285
FAX: (805)681-5283

Santa Maria Shelter
Phone: (805) 934-6119
FAX: (805) 934-6326