County of Santa Barbara

Title VI Policy

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states:

"No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." (42 U.S.C. Sec 2000d)

The County of Santa Barbara and its affected departments, operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disabliity  and is committed to complying with Title VI requirements in all programs and services.

1. Making a Title VI Complaint

Any person who believes he/she has been subjected to discrimination in the delivery of or access to services on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability,  may file a complaint.  For information on how to file a complaint, contact:

County of Santa Barbara
Equal Employment Opportunity Office
105 E. Anapamu, Room 403
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 568-2807 


In addition to the complaint process described above, a Title VI complaint may be filed with the offices listed below:

Assistant Division Chief
Division of Human Resources
P.O. Box 168037, N/s 90
(916) 227-7862
(886) 810-6346 Toll Free
(916) 227-7849 Fax
TTY: 711

Federal Highway Administration
650 Capitol Mall, Suite 4-100
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 498-5001
(916)498-5008 Fax
TTY: (916) 498-5064


The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Manager will review the complaint to determine whether the complaint is within the County of Santa Barbara's EEO Office's jurisdiction based on the following criteria:

  • whether Complainant is a member of a protected group;
  • whether Complainant has alleged discriminatory treatment based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

If the EEO Manager determines that the EEO Office has jurisdiction, an investigation will be initiated. Complaints that warrant investigation will be handled in a confidential manner.

If jurisdiction is found not to exist in the EEO Office, but does exist in another department, the complaint will be forwarded to the appropriate department for resolution. The EEO Manager will be notified of the steps taken to resolve the complaint.

3. Limited English Proficiency Plan

The Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan has been prepared to address the County of Santa Barbara's responsibilities as a recipient of federal financial assistance as they relate to the needs of individuals with limited English language skills. The plan has been prepared in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and it's implementing regulations, which state that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin. The County of Santa Barbara will take reasonable steps to ensure that all persons have meaningful access to its programs, service and information, at no additional cost.

Read LEP Guidelines