About Us


Santa Barbara County Employees' Retirement System
3916 State Street, Suite 100
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(877) 568-2940
Email: info@sbcers.org

The System as set forth by the Board of Retirement provides:

  • Care, skill, and prudence in the administration of the retirement plan.
  • Investment of the assets of the plan in a diversified manner which will minimize risk of loss and maximize the rate of return.
  • Hold the assets of the plan in trust for the exclusive purpose of:
    • providing benefits to plan participants and beneficiaries
    • minimizing employer contributions
    • defraying reasonable expenses of administration.
  • Provide benefit information and retirement consultations for all active and retired members prior and subsequent to retirement.

As a qualified public agency covered by the County Employees' Retirement Law of 1937 (CERL), members of the Santa Barbara County Employee's Retirement System may participate in reciprocity with other member 1937 Act counties, PERS, STRS, and JRS. Contact Retirement System staff for more information.

Members may contact Retirement System staff at any time either for general information or an appointment for private consultation.

Retirement Office Locations:

South County - Santa Barbara Office
3916 State Street, Suite 100
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105
Phone: (877) 568-2940

North County - Santa Maria Office
2400 Professional Parkway, Suite 150,
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Phone: (877) 568-2940

Hours of Operation:

8 AM to 5 PM
Monday through Friday
excluding Holidays.