News & Announcements

  • Please note that County of Santa Barbara business offices will be closed on Monday, January 20th. in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

  • POLL WORKERS NEEDED FOR THE MARCH 3, 2020 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION - The Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters office is looking for volunteers to serve as poll workers for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election. Community participation is key to staffing the nearly 170 precinct boards for the election. To learn more, go to

  • Volunteers Needed for the 2020 Homeless Point-In-Time Count on January 29. Volunteer trainings are scheduled Jan. 11-23. For more information and to volunteer, go to Read Press Release

  • VIDEO available of the Montecito Storm Impact Considerations Community Meeting held Dec. 5 to review the Thomas Fire burn area revegetation, flood control and debris flow considerations, an updated Risk Area Map, and emergency preparedness. The video can be viewed on the County's YouTube channel at "CSBTV20" or link to:

  • Santa Barbara County is all-in to ensure we count all people according to where they live on Census Day, April 1, 2020. The Santa Barbara County Census 2020 Complete Count Committee, comprised of 90 civic and business leaders who are fully engaged in planning a robust public information and education campaign, just launched a website in English and Spanish. includes information about the census and confidentiality, important dates, and resources for individuals and organizations to share with friends and family, constituents and customers. Under "Resources," fact sheets and FAQs are available to download, print and share. The public is encouraged to register to receive census news and updates via email, request a speaker or volunteer. For information about grant funding in support of census outreach activities, please send email to  The deadline to apply for Phase I funding is Nov. 30, 2019.