Santa Barbara County Surveyor

Providing quality surveying services through the creation, maintenance and protection of land based records for public and private resources.

Physical Address

County Surveyor's Office
Public Works Department
123 East Anapamu Street (Map)
2nd Floor, Suite 222
Santa Barbara

Mailing Address

Phone: (805) 568-3020

Complete Contact Information

Public Service Hours

Effective March 17, 2020
Surveyors' Office Counter is Temporarily Closed

The half day schedule is suspended until further notice.
Monday       8:00 am–12:00 pm
Tuesday      8:00 am–12:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am–12:00 pm
Thursday     8:00 am–12:00 pm
Friday          8:00 am–12:00 pm

Notice: Public access to the County Engineering building is temporarily closed; for customers needing to make submittals other than mailing via USPS; complete submittals can be dropped off at 105 East Anapamu Street in the County Administration building lobby where there is a county provided drop box for PublicWorks/CountySurveyor deliveries.
Mail complete initial project submittals via USPS to the County Surveyor Mailing Address. Subsequent submittals should be mailed to the County Surveyor Mailing Address, or can be emailed to
Project reviews will be emailed to customers, and can also be mailed upon request.

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If you need your property Surveyed?:
The County Surveyor typically does not perform surveys for private property owners. Private property owners can hire a Professional Land Surveyor that is registered with the State Department of Consumer Affairs, Board for Professional Engineers Land Surveyors and Geologists (BPELSG).
Link to the Consumer Guide:

The largest organization in California for Professional Land Surveying is the California Land Surveyors Association (CLSA).
Link to How to Consult a Surveyor:


Access our inventory of over 38,000 files.
Recent Activity:
Updates to Index tables & scans for:
04/26/2021 - Books of:  Corner Records,
04/28/2021 - Books of:  Records of Surveys,
02/01/2021 - Books of:  Parcel Maps,
04/22/2021 - Books of:  Maps (with Tracts),
12/18/2018 - Books of:  Condominiums,
02/22/2018 - Santa Maria City Tie Book:  SM Tie Book.


County Surveyor's Manual

FeesForms / Policies / Regulations,
and Parcel Creation History
Recent Activity:
Notice of Fee Schedule Increase 2021-2022
Proposed Fee Ordinance for PublicWorks-Surveyor
Docketed for April 6th 2021 Board of Supervisor hearing.

2021 Fee Study Report
Santa Barbara County Public Works Department User Fee Study Report: Surveyor Prepared March 18, 2021 by MGT Consulting.
CEAC RS&CR Guide Updated 07/30/2020.
Fee Schedule increase Effective July 1, 2020
2018 Updates to Record of Survey Guide.
The California State Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyor, and Geologists (BPELSG) has released a new Corner Record form; and
Effective April 1, 2017, requires all new CR submittals must be on the new corner record form.
2017 updates to Standard Statements.
2017 updates to Corner Record, Voluntary Merger, and
Recorded Map Modification Guides.
Effective 1/1/2015, Requirements for Notary

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Surveyor Information System

Interactive Map - Spatial Index , Help
Index Information & Records Lookup
Recent Activity:
Updates to Interactive Map, & Spatial Index Shapefiles for:
04/26/2021 - Books of:  Corner Records,
02/10/2021 - Books of:  Records of Surveys,
02/11/2021 - Books of:  Parcel Maps,
08/01/2020 - Recompiled layer of: Cities, 
05/06/2020 - 2020-04-022 layer of: Parcels Assessor, 
02/11/2021 - Books of:  Maps (with Tracts),
12/31/2018 - 2018 Aerial Imagery WMS from Pictometry, 
12/27/2018 - Books of:  Condominiums,
02/23/2018 - Crowd Sourced Monument Searches,
02/23/2018 - Santa Maria City Tie Book:  SM Tie Book.
Note: not all records are spatially indexed;
For more complete indexing, use with other available indexes.

The Division at a Glance

The Surveyor Division is responsible for maintaining accurate land records within the County of Santa Barbara. The Division has six general areas of responsibility:

  1. Checking and recording subdivision maps and documents.
  2. Providing survey related data to the general public.
  3. Conducting field surveys for County projects.
  4. Providing Right-of-Way information for the Department of Public Works.
  5. Providing and coordinating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services, and mapping for the Department of Public Works.
  6. Administration of various State and local programs.