News & Announcements

  • VIDEO available of the Montecito Storm Impact Considerations Community Meeting held Dec. 5 to review the Thomas Fire burn area revegetation, flood control and debris flow considerations, an updated Risk Area Map, and emergency preparedness. The video can be viewed on the County's YouTube channel at "CSBTV20" or link to:

  • Santa Barbara County Programs and Services December Holiday Schedule - Most County administrative offices and facilities will be closed Wednesday, December 25, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020, and reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020.  Essential services that will be available during the holiday closure are listed in a press release. For questions about a specific department, please contact them directly. 

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

  • 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.