A Message From the Office of the Auditor-Controller

The Auditor-Controller's Office is operating and will continue to respond to phone calls and emails. To contact the Office please call (805) 568-2100 or email  auditor@co.santa-barbara.ca.us. A drop box is located in the lobby of the Santa Barbara Administration building for the public to submit documents and other items.  

When contacting the office, whether it be to the person answering the phone, in a voicemail message or in an email, please make sure to provide your contact information (phone and email) and reason for your inquiry. Our staff will try to respond to your inquiry within one working day and sooner if possible.

We recognize these are challenging times and want you to know we are committed to continuing to provide crucial services as quickly as we can. Thank you for following all directions given by Public Health Officials.

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The Santa Barbara County Office of the Auditor-Controller has been featured in Forbes on-line posts. The focus is how we have leveraged the Deming management philosophy in our organization.  Click here to read these seven posts.  



GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (annually received since 1991)

GFOA Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award (annually received since 1994)