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


All SBPL locations will be closed on Monday, May 27 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.


City Attorney


The City Attorney’s Office is responsible for providing legal advice and representation to the City Council, Boards and Commissions, and all City officers and employees. We also handle the City’s civil and criminal litigation. Our office is staffed by eight attorneys, a law practice administrator, an investigator, two paralegals, three legal administrative assistants, and one supervising legal administrative assistant.

Mission Statement

We are part of the City team. It is our duty to provide competent, helpful, timely, cost-effective and independent legal representation.


Contact Us

Business Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CLOSED 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Mailing Address
Santa Barbara City Attorney's Office
P.O. Box 1990
Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990

Office Location
Santa Barbara City Attorney's Office
740 State Street, Suite 201
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Telephone Numbers
(805) 564-5326  Office
(805) 564-5426  Fax


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