Streetlighting Services

Most streetlighting functions in the unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County are managed by county service areas (CSAs) or streetlighting districts.  Revenues to fund streetlighting services are derived from a combination of property taxes and benefit assessments. Each CSA or lighting district serves a specific geographical area, however,, there are some locations that are funded by transportation revenues at large throughout the County.  Public street lighting facilities are owned and maintained by Pacific Gas & Electric Company in northern Santa Barbara County and by Southern California Edison in southern Santa Barbara County.

These districts include the following:

  • Mission Canyon Lighting District (serving the unincorporated area of Mission Canyon);
  • North County Lighting District (serving Casmalia, Los Alamos, Orcutt, unincorporated Lompoc, and unincorporated Santa Maria);
  • County Service Area 3 (serving unincorporated Goleta and unincorporated Santa Barbara);
  • County Service Area 31 (serving Isla Vista); and
  • County Service Area 11 (serving Summerland and unincorporated Carpinteria).

If you have any questions, please call (805) 803-8750.


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