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  • Please note that County of Santa Barbara business offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

  • Please take the Santa Barbara County Economic Development Survey now. The County of Santa Barbara is looking into future economic development and would like to include your voice. 

  • Santa Barbara County officials react to the sudden passing of former County Treasurer-Tax Collector Gary L. Feramisco.


    County Code Chapter 50 Section 50-7 Limits on Cannabis Business Licenses allows for NO MORE THAN 186 acres of cannabis cultivation, nurseries, and microbusinesses with cultivation shall be licensed at any one time within the boundaries of Area A and Area B of the Carpinteria Agricultural Overlay District as defined in County Ordinance 4529.

    County Planning & Development has received applications of Cannabis Cultivation Land Use Entitlement for more than 186 acres. Upon completion of the land use permitting process, business license applicants should contact Steven Yee at for information on the status of a business license application or the acreage of cannabis cultivation that has been granted a business license. A Land Use Entitlement does not guarantee the Issuance of a Cannabis Business License.

  • In the event of a power outage, local radio stations become an important source for emergency information. Visit this link for a list of stations to check if you lose power and cannot access the internet.

    Radio Ready

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