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


Parking & Business Improvement Area (PBIA) Assessment


he PBIA is the assessment mechanism that allows the City of Santa Barbara (City) to provide affordable parking rates to customers, visitors and clients of the Downtown area. The Downtown Parking budget is funded primarily by hourly parking revenues, and to a lesser extent, by PBIA assessments and permit sales. The PBIA revenues are directed solely towards hourly employee salaries and utility costs. These funds partially finance the operation and maintenance of the parking lots.

If your business is located within the PBIA 53-square block area of lower State St., it is subject to a quarterly assessment. The amount to be paid is based on the type of business and parking related criteria. You will receive a separate invoice quarterly for this assessment.

PBIA Quarters
  • 1st Quarter:  Jan, Feb, March, Due April 15th *Delinquent on May 1st
  • 2nd Quarter: April, May, June, Due September 1st *Delinquent on September 15th
  • 3rd Quarter: July, Aug, Sept,  Due Oct 15th  *Delinquent on Nov 1st 
  • 4th Quarter: Oct, Nov, Dec, Due Jan 15th *Delinquent on Feb 1st

*If paid on or after delinquent date, a 10% penalty will be applied for each month past due, up to a maximum 50% of the amount.