Welcome to the County of Santa Barbara Community Services Department (CSD)

We are committed to providing quality services and facilities that meet the needs of our community. We hope that you will enjoy and take advantage of all the wonderful facilities and services we provide.

We encourage you to visit our beautiful County Parks, partake in cultural arts events and recreation, visit your local library, explore sustainable energy solutions and participate in affordable housing services. We are here for you and our goal is to connect people to opportunities.

— George Chapjian, Department Director

CSD Divisions and Programs
Parks Division

Parks

Come explore our 24 day use locations, 2 full-service camping and cabin facilities at Jalama Beach and Lake Cachuma, 45 open spaces and 12 beach areas totaling 8,595 of beautiful scenery and recreational enjoyment. See you soon!

Visit Parks
Parks Division

Housing and
Community Development

The Housing and Community Development Division (HCD) administers federally- and locally-funded grant programs.

Explore HCD
Arts Commission

Office of
Arts & Culture

The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture manages public art programs, fosters creative partnerships, oversees grant programs, provides leadership in cultural services and serves as a bridge between local government and the arts.

Explore Arts
Parks Division

Energy and
Sustainability Initiatives

Driving the most effective energy and sustainability solutions for the long-term benefit of Santa Barbara Country's residents and economy.

More about ESI
Library Services

Library
Services

The Library Advisory Committee meets at least quarterly to review services and operations, and makes advisory recommendations to the Board of Supervisors.

Learn More