Kelly McAdoo starts her role as new City Administrator May 20th! Read more.


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

5/21/24 - 7/14/2024: Eastside Library will be closed due to construction work.

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

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Contact Info

Telephone Business Hours
M-F: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
(866) 240-3665

Mailing Address
City of Santa Barbara, CA
UUT c/o Avenu Insights & Analytics
373 East Shaw Avenue, Box 367
Fresno, CA 93710


Utility Users Tax


Utility Users Tax (UUT) is a general tax levied on the use of residential and commercial utility services, including water, refuse, electric, and natural gas.

Utility Users Tax Rate = 6%

Telecommunications Utility Users Tax (Telecommunications UUT) is a general tax levied on telephone, cellular, VoIP, video, and cable television services. Measure G, establishing the tax on all telecommunications services, was passed by voters in November, 2008. The current rate became effective for all utility billings on or after April 1, 2009.

Telecommunications Utility Users Tax = 5.75%

Both the regular Utility Users Tax and the Telecommunications Utility Users Tax are billed by utility providers on the monthly billings and then remitted to the City by the 20th of the following month.

Note that utility providers must obtain a Business License Tax Certificate as a result of conducting business within the city limits.

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