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News & Announcements

  • Third Annual Sleeping Bag Drive for Those Experiencing Homelessness; Santa Barbara County Public Defender's Offices Accepting Donations Until Dec. 11. Read more here.

  • Community invited to winter storm preparedness and debris flow risk map informational meeting on Dec. 5. Click for more information.

  • 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.

  • Looking to file an application to reduce your property tax assessment? The Assessment Appeals filing period is now open from Tuesday, July 2, 2019 through Monday, December 2, 2019. Click here for more information on the Assessment Appeals process, mandatory filing fees, and to download the current form.