Public Works Department

  Welcome to the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department
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123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

North County Office:
620 West Foster Road, Santa Maria, CA 93455


Local Drought Information

How do I save water in a drought?  START HERE!

 For more information on conserving water, visit

California Water Conservation Emergency Regulations FAQs

Graffiti abatement and aesthetic enhancements activities are performed as practicable. Our primary mission is to maintain a safe travel path for the public. If you have any questions please call: (805) 681-5678.


Public Works Department MSA Results... click here


Flood Zone Lookup

This link takes you to the FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC) which is the official public service for flood hazard information produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  Santa Barbara County does not provide this information and shall not be liable for any errors, omissions, or damages that result from inappropriate use of this information.


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Public Works Department Milestones  

Refugio Oil Spill

 Media inquiries

Media hotline                             (805) 696-1188


SB Wildlife Care Network             (805) 681-1080

SB Marine Mammal Center           (805) 687-3255

 Oil Wildlife Care Network             (877) 823-6926

All other inquiries:

Office of Emergency Services     (805) 681-5526

People wanting to volunteer should be referred to the following website:



 Gibraltar Road Repavement Project: 6.5 miles

Public Works Remembers Hal Purdy

 New Federal Flood Insurance Regulations (Biggert-Waters Act)

Press Releases

Engineering Design Standards

Rainfall Information 

Sand Bag Information 

Strategic Plan  

 Flood Preparation Resources/Information

Department Receives 2 Prestigious Awards at CSAC Conference 

Electric Street Light Utilities:




In this website, you'll find general and specific information regarding the Public Works Department structure, policies and our work. We are working to get more information on the Internet, so please continue to check the site as we continue to develop our content. If you did not find what you were looking for, please contact our Webmaster for assistance.

The County of Santa Barbara, Public Works Department is organized into five functional divisions based around working operations for the Santa Barbara County public.


The five divisions of Public Works are:

Laguna Sanitation Solar Power Facts

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SWANA Award for Excellence 

        Information for the Hollister - State Street Improvement Project is now available. 

        Get the Hollister Avenue - State Street Hydraulic - Hydrology RFP

        Get the Hollister Ave - State Street Improvement Document here

        Get the Hollister - State Street Initial Study Checklist here

        Get the Hollister - State Street Notice of Preparation here

        Traffic Calming Policy

         Community Meeting Handouts November 2012: Hollister/State Street Improvements     

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HydRainfall Santa Barbara County Rainfall

Santa Maria River Levee Failure Analysis by FEMA

 WaterWiseSB logo Water Conservation Website

WaterWise Gardening site for Santa Barbara

Santa Maria River Levee Improvement Project




Please take a look around our evolving website.
The navigation panel at the left of the site is used to navigate the Public Works Department.
Navigate the sub-divisions of the Public Works Department with division specific navigation panels at the right of the site.


Last updated: May 20, 2015 10:45 AM

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