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 Us

Public Works Office
630 Garden Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 564-5377 Tel.
(805) 897-2613 Fax

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

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PT)

Alternate Fridays
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PT)
Calendar of Closed Fridays


Traffic Engineering

Call (805) 560-7518 (press "1" for emergencies) to report traffic signal outages. 

The mission of Traffic Engineering is to effectively manage and improve the transportation network by identifying and developing improvements that are responsive to the needs of all travel modes and to ensure safe and efficient travel throughout the City.

Services we provide:

  • speed survey information 
  • traffic volume data collection
  • road closure approval
  • traffic collision analysis
  • signal timing optimization
  • traffic-control plan review
  • traffic control devices and missing sign issues
  • vegetation obstruction complaints
  • special event coordination

For more information about Average Daily Volumes, Speed Surveys, Intersection Turning Movement Counts or other general roadway information, launch MAPS (Mapping Analysis & Printing System) - and select "Transportation" in the Layers section.