County Offices Close for the Holidays

Essential Services to Remain Available

While public safety and assistance departments will remain open, most Santa Barbara County departments will be closed from December 24 through January 2.

The closures come as a result of an effort to save the county workforce from layoffs, and will save the county $9.6 million.

Remaining open will be the Sheriff’s and fire departments, public health, social services, mental health, and public works. Some other administrative offices will have limited staffing to provide essential services.

For a full list of closures as well as open departments, visit the county’s website at

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