Duties and Responsibilities


The Santa Barbara County District Attorney has six offices in three locations in the County: Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and Lompoc.


The District Attorney is elected by the People for a four-year term of office.


The staff of the District Attorney's Office is selected and promoted under Civil Service Rules. The District Attorney may appoint one Assistant District Attorney, and three Chief Deputy District Attorneys, one in North County and two in South County.


Investigative activities of the Office are the responsibility of the Bureau of Investigation which is comprised of sworn peace officers and investigative assistants.


The Office includes an active Victim/Witness Advocacy Program. This unit assists victims of violent crimes in obtaining restitution, coordinates witness appearances and handles counseling and referral information for the victims of domestic violence. The Program is also responsible for verifying claims for losses victims experienced as a result of crime, and now determines and expedites financial recovery.

Contact information :

Santa Barbara
District Attorney Office
1112 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Telephone: (805) 568-2300


Santa Maria


Main Office

312-D E Cook St

Santa Maria, CA. 93454



4285 California Blvd

Santa Maria, CA 93455

(805) 934-6975


Welfare Fraud

2125 Centerpointe Parkway

Santa Maria, CA 93455

(805) 346-7134




Main Office

115 Civic Center Plaza

Lompoc, CA 93436

(805) 737-7760


Welfare Fraud

1133 North H St Suite F

Lompoc, CA 93436

(805) 740-0301

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