COVID-19 Daily Status Reports

News & Announcements

  • Santa Barbara Better Together Fund Provides 2nd Round of Grants for Small Businesses Located Within the Unincorporated Areas of Santa Barbara County. Directrices y Aplicación en Español. Read More at  

  • The initial five commissioners of the County of Santa Barbara Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission will hold their first public meeting at 2:30 pm. Thursday, October 22, 2020. Due to the pandemic and current Health Officer Order, the meeting will be held virtually through Zoom and streamed live on FaceBook. To watch or participate in Public Comment, please refer to the Agenda posted at

  • The next meeting of the Board of Supervisors is 9 a.m. Tues., Oct. 20. Public hearings include a COVID-19 update and 3CE- Community Choice Energy coming to Santa Barbara County January 2021. Read More at

  • DEADLINE to Register to vote is Monday, Oct. 19! County Elections Offices open Saturday, Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Read More 

  • Voters Urged to identify, locate and use Official County Elections Ballot Drop Boxes. Click below for voter information, track your ballot, locate an official ballot drop box. DEADLINE to register to vote is Monday, Oct. 19. Read more at

  • SANTA YNEZ RIVER ESTUARY REMAINS CLOSED TO PUBLIC ACCESS; Public Access Closed Past 40 Years to Protect Endangered Species and Habitat. Read More.

  • COVID-19: Celebrating Halloween in 2020 & Are All Masks the Same? - Vol. V Public Health Experts. Read more at

  • ANNOUNCING COUNTYWIDE VIRTUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARADE; Virtual Parade One of Many Ways to Celebrate Halloween Safely and Creatively. Read more in English Y español, and watch a video.

  • Did you get your mailed ballot? Registered voters in Santa Barbara County started receiving their mailed ballots on Tuesday (9/29). The County Voter Information Guide is online now, or wait for the printed version that will start arriving in mailboxes later this week. For more information, go to

  • Announcing Cannabis Business Licenses (Chapter 50) Retail Storefront Application Availability Begins Sept. 29; Application Submittal Period is Nov. 2-9. Read more.

  • Election 2020 - Secure Ballot Drop Boxes Available October 5! Presidential General Election is on Tuesday, November 3. The ballot drop boxes provide a safe, secure and easy way to return a completed and signed ballot. Read more and visit

  • COVID-19 Rental Assistance Grants Offered Through County of Santa Barbara and United Way of Santa Barbara County for Residents in Unincorporated Areas. For information, household size and income limits, and to apply, go to Read more.

  • Sept. 17, 2020: Only 47 Days until the Presidential General Election on November 3. Due to the pandemic, all registered voters in California will automatically receive a ballot in the mail by early October. Santa Barbara County voters can expect increased efforts locally to help ensure their vote is counted. Read More and watch this VIDEO

  • COVID-19: Young People and Youth Sports; Hear from County Public Health Experts (Vol. IV). Read More at

  • Santa Barbara County Exceeds 4,000 Business Attestations; County RISE Guide and Ambassadors Help Businesses Reopen During Pandemic. Read more.

  • Especially if you live or work in the Community Plan Areas of Isla Vista, Orcutt, Eastern Goleta Valley, Santa Ynez Valley, Summerland/Toro Canyon or Los Alamos, take the neighborhood compatibility survey seeking feedback for the cannabis business license (chapter 50) regulating retail storefront licensing. Survey link & more info at

  • Protect. Respect. Wear Your Mask. Share your support for wearing a mask & keep #SantaBarbaraCounty healthy & safe Use Facebook Frames at to create your own image & tag #ProtectRespectSBC to share this important message with our community. Watch Video.
    Protéjase. Respete. Use su mascarilla. ¡Comparta su apoyo para usar una mascarilla y mantener #ElCondadodeSantaBarbara saludable y seguro! Use los marcos de Facebook en para crear su imagen y use #ProtectRespectSBC a compartir este mensaje importante. Watch Video.

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    Santa Barbara County is now accepting e-filed Assessment Appeal applications with a credit card payment. To learn more CLICK HERE to view the new online Assessment Appeal application.

  • UPDATED June 23 - 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.