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The 2014 City of Solvang Consumer Confidence Report (Water Quality) is now available and can be viewed online! Este reporte contiene las instrucciones mas recientes para obetener informacion importante sobre su agua potable.  Traducir, o hablar con alguien que lo entienda.

If you would like a paper copy, or to speak to someone about the report, please contact the City at 805-688-5575. 


Water System Master Plan 

Water System Master Plan EIR




Public Service Announcements

City of Solvang ADA Coordinator

Sandra Featherson



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Velkommen til Solvang!

Welcome to Solvang, California
A Preserve America Community

Solvang (Danish for 'sunny field') is a beautiful little city nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley of California. Founded in 1911 by a small group of Danish teachers, Solvang now is a diverse, modern city, with fine restaurants, lovely shops and outstanding activities to enchant young and old alike.There are Danish festivals, quiet tree lined streets, horse drawn wagons, Hans Christian Andersen Park, windmills, Danish pastries and dozens of quaint shops to explore. Solvang was incorporated as a city on May 1, 1985 and now has a population of approximately 5,385.


The City of Solvang celebrated its' Centennial Year in 2011. Now in it's second century it continues to thrive as a destination.
There are always many exciting events taking place throughout the year. The Solvang Conference and Visitors Bureau  continually updates their events calendar & events also take place at local historic sites and museums like the Elverhoj Museum.

Valley Plaza MND Posted


Valley Plaza Shopping Center / Merkantile Development Plans
The Proposed Project is the reconfiguration and reconstruction of the existing Valley Plaza mixed-use shopping center in the City of Solvang. The proposed project will rebuild the existing shopping center to include 42,365 SF commercial space and 8 apartment units. The mix of tenants and uses proposed at this time will include: New Frontiers Natural Marketplace, Restaurant, Retail stores, eight second-floor residential apartments.

You will find the MND document here.

Rain Barrel Rebate Program 2015-16

Use harvested rain water and reduce the amount of treated water needed from the community’s water supply! As part of the City of Solvang, Water Conservation Program, City customers may be eligible to receive a 50% rebate up to a $50, for a maximum of $100 for two 40 gallon (or larger) barrels through the City’s Rain Barrel Rebate Program.

The City’s Rain Barrel Rebate Program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis and is effective until funding is exhausted or by June 30, 2016. Before purchasing or installing a rain barrel, please read the program guidelines listed on the application carefully. After you have purchased and installed a qualifying device, send your completed application, with the original sales receipt to the City. A photocopy of the sales receipt will result in the application being rejected and returned. Following approval, the City will issue and mail a check to the customer name listed on the application.

Thank you for joining the City in our ongoing water conservation efforts. Any questions regarding the City’s Rain Barrel Rebate Program should be directed to Kristin Rubin at 688-5575.

Toilet Rebate Program - Updated for 2015!

The Public Works Department (Water Division) is implementing a new Toilet Rebate Program.  As part of the City of Solvang, Water Conservation Project, City water residential and commercial customers (except Hotels/Motels) may be eligible to receive a 60% rebate, up to $120 through the City’s Ultra Low Flow Toilet (ULFT) Rebate Program.  The City’s ULFT Rebate Program will begin July 1, 2015, is offered on a first-come first-served basis, and is effective until funding is exhausted or by June 30, 2016. 

Please see the Toilet Rebate Program form.


Stop flushing money down the toilet and start conserving water today! 


City Updates Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures

Modified Stage 2 Drought Regulations

Water Conservation Tips


Solvang Business & Relocation Guide 2014 - 2015

The Solvang Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Solvang Business and Relocation Guide for 2014 - 2015 has been released. Whether you are new to the area, planning a move to the area, or are a long time resident of the Santa Ynez Valley, you should have a look at the Guide. See it here at the Solvang Chamber of Commerce website. (Link will open a new tab or window to the Solvang Chamber of Commerce website.)

Landscape Rebate Program


The City of Solvang has launched a Landscape Rebate Program

I. Goals of Solvang Landscape Rebate Program:
a. Provide incentive to modify landscape to use less water and use water more efficiently.
b. Educate residents and customers on how to conserve water.
c. Help save customers’ money on their water bill.
d. Helps conserve water for the City of Solvang and the State of California.
e. Benefit endangered species such as the Southern Steelhead Trout.
II. Eligibility:
a. All Solvang water customers qualify including schools and other public facilities.
b. Must be a water customer of the city of Solvang for the past 12 months.
c. Must be landscape that is not already conserving water in an efficient way.


Please see the program details at Landscape Rebate Program Information

Parks and Recreation News

Solvang Parks and Recreation Fall Activity Calendar is out!  Click here for fun!

Mandatory Commercial Recycling

California's Mandatory Commercial Recycling Measure adopted by CalRecycle on January 17, 2012 focuses on increased commercial waste diversion as a method to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. It is designed to achieve a reduction in GHG emissions of 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalents. To achieve the measure’s objective, an additional 2 to 3 million tons of materials annually will need to be recycled from the commercial sector by the year 2020 and beyond.

On and after July 1, 2012, a business that generates four cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week or a multifamily residential dwelling of five units or more shall recycle.

To learn more about this new law, visit CalRecycle's website section on the Mandatory Commercial Recycling Measure.



Prepare Now for         Winter Storms!


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Utility Bill Customers - Pay Your Bill Online!


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The City of Solvang FY 2015-16 Adopted Budget is Now Available

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Register for Reverse  911 click here





City of Solvang Fee Schedule

(Listing of Fees, Charges, and Fines) 




Solvang's Emergency Management Plan

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Click here to view current Form 806


The City Council Members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office.  Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk.  The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814.  The physical address of the City Clerk's office is 1644 Oak Street, Solvang, California 93463.  The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website at