Private Investigators Serving Santa Barbara, Ventura, & San Luis Obispo Counties.

About Us

John L. Taylor & Associates Private Investigations

John L. Taylor and his investigators have been serving the Santa Barbara community since 1983. With over 33 years of investigation service, John L. Taylor & Associates are here to help. From investigative services to precise surveillance, our staff is highly trained, knowledgeable, and extremely discreet. We are licensed in the state of California (CA Lic #11313).


Because each case and situation is different, please call or email us for our investigation rate. In order to minimize costs, we strongly recommend providing as much detailed information as possible regarding the subject and their habits. Equipped with this information allows our investigators to plan a successful surveillance scenario, minimizing the number of hours needed while ensuring the best possible results in the shortest amount of time.

  • The following information is especially useful:
  • Name, Age, Address, Phone Number, Physical Description
  • Pictures of the Subject
  • Automobile Information (Make, Model, Year, Color, License Plate)
  • Work Information (Type of Work, Location, Work Hours, Break Hours)
  • Daily Schedule
  • Subject’s Friends & Family Information (Names, Descriptions, Addresses, Phone Numbers, Vehicle Information)
  • Hobbies & Extracurricular Activities
  • Social Clubs (Favorite Restaurants, Bars, Etc.)

Within 7 days of the completion of surveillance, we will provide photographs or video along with a written report. We’ll help you find the answers to the truth.