Welcome to the County of Santa Barbara Community Services Department (CSD)

We are committed to providing quality services and facilities that meet the needs of our community. We hope that you will enjoy and take advantage of all the wonderful facilities and services we provide.

We encourage you to visit our beautiful County Parks, partake in cultural arts events and recreation, visit your local library, explore sustainable energy solutions and participate in affordable housing services. We are here for you and our goal is to connect people to opportunities.

— George Chapjian, Department Director

CSD Divisions and Programs
Parks Division


Come explore our 24 day use locations, 2 full-service camping and cabin facilities at Jalama Beach and Lake Cachuma, 45 open spaces and 12 beach areas totaling 8,595 acres of beautiful scenery and recreational enjoyment. See you soon!

Visit Parks
Parks Division

Housing and
Community Development

The Housing and Community Development Division (HCD) administers federally- and locally-funded grant programs.

Explore HCD
Arts Commission

Office of
Arts & Culture

The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture manages public art programs, fosters creative partnerships, oversees grant programs, provides leadership in cultural services and serves as a bridge between local government and the arts.

Explore Arts
Parks Division


The Sustainability Division collaborates across County departments and regionally to create opportunities that empower and connect people to enhance the environment and our quality of life.

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Library Services


The Library Advisory Committee meets at least quarterly to review services and operations, and makes advisory recommendations to the Board of Supervisors.

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