General Services Department

General Services Department 

Welcome to the County of Santa Barbara’s General Services web page.  Our Department provides support services to other County Departments.  These include:

  • Capital Improvements
  • Communications
  • Facility Management (including Energy Management)
  • Financial Services
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Purchasing, Mail Service & Surplus Property
  • Real Estate Services
  • Vehicle Operations

Our Mission is to provide a full range of services, guidance and expertise that enable County government to deliver public services effectively.

Our Vision is to be the trusted partner for exceptional service and innovative business solutions. 



Director of General Services

Matthew P. Pontes 

As public employees and representatives of the County of Santa Barbara, we value Integrity, Respect for our Customers and Each Other, a Strong Work Ethic and a Safe Environment.  Our guiding principles clarify how our organization intends to interact with internal and external stakeholders, its roles and responsibilities, rules of engagement and approach to decision making.