News & Announcements

  • County Expands Wedding Services at the Courthouse -  The Community Services Department recently launched a new effort to make the stunningly beautiful Courthouse facilities available for wedding services. For information, read the press release and contact the Special Events Division at or call (805) 568-2460, ext 5. 

  • On October 17, 2017 the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution proclaiming the week of October 21-28, 2017 as Flood Preparedness Week.  Exhibits and information will be on display during this week at the County Administration Building, 105 E. Anapamu St. in Santa Barbara and at the Betteravia Government Center, 511 E. Lakeside Parkway in Santa Maria.  Also, please visit our website for helpful information:

  • The County of Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors is now accepting résumés from qualified County residents who are interested in serving as a Board-appointed Trustee on the County's Retirement Board. The Retirement Board governs the Santa Barbara County Employees' Retirement System (SBCERS) which administers the County's pension plan and pension-related benefits for the County's employees and retirees. Click here for more information.

  • First 5 Santa Barbara County is proud to launch Talk, Read, Sing, a county wide effort to encourage you to boost the early brain development and language skills of your children.  "Talk, Read, Sing" aims to provide you the resources you need to talk, read, and sing more with your child every day. So join us! 

  • The Santa Barbara County Fire Department has tentatively scheduled a Prescribed Burn at 5555 Santa Maria Mesa Road with a burn window through October 31. The goal of this one-day burn is to reduce the risk of wildfire.  

  • The 2017 Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Summit is Nov. 2 in Buellton. For more information or to register, go to

  • On October 3, the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to observe the month of October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month.   The Internet and information technology play vital roles in the daily lives of County staff and residents, and maintaining the security of cyberspace is a shared responsibility in which each us has a critical role.  As such, we will be publishing a series of resources and tips to encourage all to engage in safe cyber practices at work, home and school.

  • The Assessment Appeals filing period is open from July 3, 2017 through November 30, 2017. Click here for more information on the Assessment Appeals process, mandatory filing fees, and to download the current form.

  • The public is invited to help envision a new County park next to San Marcos Foothills Preserve near Hwy 154 and Foothill Road. The County Parks Division is hosting a series of master planning meetings  in October. For dates and more information, go to