Public Works Department

  Welcome to the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department
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Main Office:Map Icon
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

County Flood Zone Look Up - Online Map Resource is a mapping application that provides the location of potential flooding based on the FEMA 100 Year floodplain. This information can be obtained by search criteria using an Address, Assessor Parcel Number (APN), or manually using the zoom and pan tools. This application is an interactive map where you can navigate and identify information using the top right toolbar.
For a quick guide on how to get started using this application click here.


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Public Works Department Milestones  

 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 


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:

        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

         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: October 3, 2014 12:151PM

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