All SBPL locations will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.

5/28-5/29: Central's Children's Library will be closed due to construction work.

5/21-7/14: Eastside Library will be closed due to construction work.

Central Library's Book Drops will reopen on June 10th. Please come inside or visit Montecito to return items.

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Contact Info

Public Counter
City Hall, Accounts Receivable
735 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Public Counter Hours
M-Th: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Alt. Fri: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Public Counter
Telephone Hours
(805) 564-5346
M-Th: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Alt. Fri: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm


Business Improvement Districts (BID) Assessment


The Downtown and Old Town BID assessments are collected by the City and remitted to the Downtown Organization to provide marketing and promotional services to businesses. The Downtown Organization is dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of the economic and cultural vitality of downtown Santa Barbara for the benefit of its members, City residents, and visitors. Pursuant to Santa Barbara Municipal Code, Chapters 4.39 and 5.04, all businesses in the Districts are subject to this annual assessment.

Detailed information on assessment revenue, expenditures, and services provided to businesses is available in the Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Assessment Report. Questions about the assessments may be directed to:

Robin Elander, Executive Director
Downtown Organization
(805) 962-2098 x801 (office)

  • Due: April 30 *Delinquent on May 1

*If paid on or after delinquent date of May 1, a 10% penalty will be applied for each month past due, up to a maximum 80% of the amount.

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