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Santa Barbara County Information

Based on the census of 2010, the county’s total population is 423,895 and the county seat is Santa Barbara. The county was founded in 1850 and is situated on a south-facing section of coastline, the longest such section on the United States west coast.  The city lies between the steeply rising Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbara’s climate is often described as Mediterranean, and the city has been promoted as the “American Riviera”.  The total area of the county is 41.99 square miles and it is in the Southern Portion of the US. The county office have departments that take care of the citizens. These are Sheriff’s office, probation, emergency management, auditor, and attorney.

The area codes in use for this county are: 661 and 805

Sheriff’s Office

The name of the Sheriff is Bill Brown and the address of the office is 4434 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

The phone number is 805-681-4100

The Sheriff’s office is composed of dedicated men and women who perform roles to serve the citizens in the county and also the visitors. There are 700 regular employees in their office and 200 volunteers that provide public safety services in a lot of disciplines.  

County Courthouse

The address is 1100 Anapaca Street Santa Barbara, CA 93121-1107

Phone number is 805-882-4520

The court complex has 150,000 square feet. It has a full basement that has the mechanical, storage, and parking. The jail wing cannot be used for holding anymore. There is a total of 7 floors in the jail and when the jail was constructed, there were only two courtrooms together with other government offices in the county. The county was named after Santa Barbara.

The fees can be paid online using a debit or credit card.  For added location information as well as court judges, click here:

County Jail

4436 Calle Real Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Phone number is 805-681-4260

Visitation at both male and female Medium Security Facilities is on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 AM to 8:45 AM.  Registration is from 7 AM to 7:30 AM.  You must have a valid picture ID, you must be on a visitation list, and only two visitors are allowed per visitation day.  For all other inmates, please contact Custody Records at 805-681-4260.  

Contact the Santa Barbara County Public Defender
Public defender’s provide: counsel upon arrest, representation during criminal investigative proceedings, interviewing witnesses, arrange bail, conduct pretrial discovery, withdraw pleas, suppression of evidence motions, jury selection, opening statements, legal research, and more
Name:Santa Barbara County Public Defender
Address:Ste A, 312 E Cook St, Santa Maria, California, 93454
Hours:Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Santa Barbara County Probation Department
Probation officers hold offenders accountable by ensuring that financial restitution is being paid to victims and community service is completed. The probation department provides warrant searches, sex offender lookups, DWI conviction information, adult or youth misdemeanor and felony offense records.
Office:Santa Barbara County Probation Department
Location:117 East Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, California, 93101
Santa Barbara County Jail Statistics
Number of Persons Confined1285
Avg Daily Population976
Name of new facilitynot applicable
Full time payroll226
Full time total employees229
Total salaries and wages20247
Other operating expenditures7407
Total construction costs0
Equipment, furnishings, etc0
Year of original construction1971
Year of major renovationnot applicable


Santa Barbara County Unemployment and Median Household Income
Civilian Labor Force Annual Average, 2016216,625
Number Employed Annual Average, 2016205,779
Number Unemployed Annual Average, 201610,846
Unemployment Rate, 20165.0
Median Household Income Annual Average, 201563,049
Sources: Unemployment – Bureau of Labor Statistics LAUS data, Median Household Income – Census Bureau SAIPE data, Rural Classifications – USDA Economic Research Service
Santa Barbara County Poverty Data
Estimate of People of All Ages In Poverty 201466,475
Estimate Percentage of People of All Ages In Poverty 201515.6
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

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