San Diego City Essential Resources

San Diego Essentials

City of San Diego website

Everything you need to know about living in San Diego. Chock full of useful resources, including information about the City of San Diego government, budget plans, employment opportunities, beaches and more. You can also get more information about the larger county of San Diego here.

Voter registration

Register to vote in California. Learn more about California elections and upcoming deadlines here.

Vehicle registration and license

Everything you need to drive safely in California, including vehicle and title registration, tips for buying or selling your vehicle, license plates and more.

Homeowners / renters insurance

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San Diego electricity

Request to start service, manage service requests and make online payments. SDG&E is a regulated public utility that services 3.4 million San Diego residents.

San Diego water

Start service, make payments online and manage your water usage. You can also find water and sewer rates, and learn about the fishing regulations at all City reservoirs.

The Better Business Bureau, San Diego

Find businesses you can trust in San Diego. Search the BBB Accredited Business Directory to see reviews, ratings and complaints from customers like you.

San Diego Police Department

Learn about the men and women protecting your community. Stay updated on crime reports in your neighborhood, and get the information you need to keep your family safe.

California Department of Transportation

Get updates on road conditions, schedules and inclement weather.

San Diego Parks and Recreation

Get a comprehensive view of San Diego’s parks, check park rules and ordinances, and learn how you can get involved in your community.

California School Directory

Your child’s education is important. Find information about all public, private and charter schools in California.