COVID-19 Daily Status Reports

News & Announcements

  • Looking to file an application to reduce your property tax assessment? The Assessment Appeals filing period is now open from Thursday, July 2, 2020 through Monday, November 30, 2020. Click here for more information on the Assessment Appeals process, mandatory filing fees, and to download the current form.

  • The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors will hold its budget hearing beginning at 9 a.m. June 9, and June 11 if needed. The public is encouraged to follow the proceedings via the County's website, YouTube and on cable TV channel 20.  For public participation during the COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to Important Notice Regarding Public Participation. Press release.

  • Santa Barbara County temporarily suspends zoning regulations and permit restrictions on wineries and wine tasting rooms serving food. Read More

  • Santa Barbara County Approved by the State For Accelerated Reopening; County Also Announces New Program to Allow Small Businesses to Expand in the Public Right-of-Way in the Unincorporated County to Accommodate Physical Distancing and Safety Standards Read More

  • Reopening In Safe Environment (RISE)Santa Barbara County takes steps to safely reopen society and the economy with the release of Reopening In Safe Environment (RISE) Guide to support implementation of Gov. Newsom's resiliency roadmap for phased reopening. The RISE guide is available for public review and feedback at Press Release En Espanol

  • County Announces COVID-19 Relief Grant for Arts and Culture Nonprofit - In recognition of the nonprofit arts and culture industry's essential contribution to Santa Barbara County's economy and community identity, the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, Santa Barbara Foundation, and Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation are collaborating on a new COVID-19 Relief Grant Program for arts and culture nonprofits. More than $75,000 will be disbursed in two cycles to support county arts and culture nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Read More.

  • Santa Barbara County is Stronger Together. Safely Apart. - During the COVID-19 pandemic, more than ever before, we need to care for one another and each do our part to keep our communities safe. Together, we've withstood numerous fires and the 1/9 debris flow. Yet, through it all we have shown the world that we are stronger together, safely apart. We are one county with one future. Watch the new video.

    El Condado de Santa Barbara es más fuerte juntos. Separados de forma segura. - Durante la pandemia de COVID-19, más que nunca, necesitamos cuidar de uno al otro y hacer nuestra parte para mantener a nuestras comunidades seguras.
    Juntos, hemos resistido numerosos incendios y el deslave de 1/9. Sin embargo, a pesar de todo hemos demostrado al mundo que somos más fuertes juntos, separados de forma segura. Somos un condado con un mismo futuro. Watch video.

  • COUNTY OF SANTA BARBARA PROGRAMS AND SERVICES TEMPORARY CHANGES IN SERVICE DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC - County public counters are closed until further notice. However, most departments have online, mail, fax, phone and drop boxes for the public to continue accessing programs and services. Please read for details or visit the department websites that are each linked.

  • Participation in Board of Supervisors Meetings Members of the public are highly encouraged to utilize the many resources provided by the Office of the Clerk of the Board to access information and communicate remotely. Members of the public may go to the Clerk of the Board Website for additional information, contact the Office of the Clerk of the Board at (805) 568-2240 or by email at: with any inquiries.