2021 Press Releases

First dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments, through the Public Health vaccination sites, will become available to eligible Santa Barbara County residents every Monday morning at 9 a.m.

Las citas para la primera dosis de la vacuna COVID-19, a través de los sitios de vacunación de Salud Pública, estarán disponibles para los residentes elegibles del Condado de Santa Bárbara todos los lunes a las 9 a.m.

After Winter Storm Uri wreaked havoc across the State of Texas, Santa Barbara County Animal Services (SBCAS) responded to the call for help from animal shelters directly impacted by the freezing temperatures, ice, and snow.

Después de la Tormenta de Invierno Uri que causó estragos en el Estado de Texas. El Programa de Servicio para Animales del Condado de Santa Barbara (SBCAS) respondió a la llamada pidiendo ayuda de los refugios impactados directamente por las temperaturas frías, hielo y nieve.

The Santa Barbara County Water Agency and participating local water providers are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2021 WaterWise Garden Recognition Contest. The annual contest recognizes residents of Santa Barbara County who have attractive, water-efficient landscapes.

Santa Barbara County Positive Case Rate Drops Allowing for Organized Youth and Adult Sports to Resume with Modification

El índice de casos positivos del Condado de Santa Bárbara han disminuido, lo que permite reanudar los deportes organizados para jóvenes y adultos con una modificación

Today, Sheriff's deputies have arrested seven suspects at two locations for a string of theft related crimes in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, and Goleta.

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that yesterday Ricardo Sanchez, age 28, was sentenced to 19 years 4 months in state prison by Judge Brian E. Hill of the Santa Barbara Superior Court.


The Sheriff's Office is adding one additional staff member and two inmates to our total number of COVID-19, while reporting that our active cases for both inmates and staff have dropped to single digits.