Welcome to the County of Santa Barbara Clerk-Recorder

News & Announcements

Services Update as of 4/21/2021

Clerk-Recorder expects to re-open the Santa Barbara Hall of Records office for in-person services on 5/3/2021.  Santa Maria Branch Office will re-open on 5/10/2021.  Adjusted hours for both offices will be Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays.

The Clerk-Recorder is offering drop boxes to allow customers to request services from 8:00am-4:30 pm Monday – Friday.  Click here to view eligible requests and drop box locations.

Information on the Federal Coronavirus Relief Bill (CARES Act) for small business owners and and Fictitious Business Name processing times. 

Pursuant to Executive Order N-63-20, issued by Governor Newsom, the County of Santa Barbara Clerk-Recorder will be accepting a notary acknowledgment taken past the commission expiration date provided it is taken in accordance with such Order (item 6) and it meets all other requirements.  Click Here to view Executive Order N-63-20

Information for Notaries filing Oath and Bond in Santa Barbara County

Office Locations & Hours

Santa Barbara office will re-open 5/3/2021, Santa Maria will re-open 5/10/2021, adjusted hours are 9:00AM - 4:00PM.

Santa Barbara Office
1100 Anacapa Street, Hall of Records
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Santa Maria Office
511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Suite 115
Santa Maria, CA 93455-1341
Note: Do not send mail to Santa Maria address.

Mailing Address

PO Box 159
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Express Mail:  
1100 Anacapa Street, Hall of Records 
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Contact Us

Phone 805-568-2250
Fax 805-568-2266