4/15-5/3: Central Library Lower Level/Children’s Library area will be closed due to construction work.

Sidebar Widgets

Contact Info

(805) 564-5349 Tel.
(805) 897-1977 Fax
Staff available by phone or email.

Purchasing Office
310 East Ortega Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Office Closed

Mailing Address
Purchasing Division
City of Santa Barbara
P.O. Box 1990
Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990


Living Wage Information


Effective July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024, vendors that are paid $23,467 or more in business with the City of Santa Barbara in a fiscal year (July to June) are required to pay $21.90 per hour. 

The threshold and hourly rates are adjusted annually based on changes to the January to January CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers for Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, California.


Volunteers Wanted for Living Wage Advisory Committee!

The City of Santa Barbara is seeking individuals to serve on the Living Wage Advisory Committee for the following 3 open positions: Owner/Manager of a Business located in the City, Nominee of the Chamber or Downtown Organization, and Employee of a Local Non-Profit Entity. If you are interested in making a difference in your community, contributing ideas, and being part of the City team, you are strongly encouraged to apply. Go to the Applications and Vacancy notices page for more information.