News & Announcements

  • Please note that County of Santa Barbara business offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

  • Cachuma Lake Trout Releases To Begin In Time For Veteran's Day Weekend - In cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, County Parks was granted a Private Stocking Permit for up to 16,000 pounds of triploid rainbow trout for 2017-18; twice as much as was granted in 2016! Just in time for Veteran's Day weekend (Nov. 10-12), the first of four planned releases of 4,000 pound loads will make its way to the water. The trout will range in size from half a pound "catchables," to eight-pound "trophies." Read the full press release here

  • Unsuspecting travelers bring in plants, food, and other agricultural items that can contain harmful pests and diseases. This has a direct impact on our County, its environment, food and economy. Answer a few easy questions to determine if the items you're traveling with could harm native species. Visit

  • The Assessment Appeals filing period is open from July 3, 2017 through November 30, 2017. Click here for more information on the Assessment Appeals process, mandatory filing fees, and to download the current form.