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Superior Court - Civil - Anacapa Division
PO Box 21107
Santa Barbara, CA 93121
Hours: 8AM-3PM PST
P: 805-882-4520
F: 805-882-4519
Couriers: 1100 Anacapa St
Santa Barbara, CA 93121-1107
Jurisdiction: Civil under $25,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Family law
Restricted Records: No adoption, juvenile, medical, probation or sealed records released
Also known as the Anacapa Division. Includes the City of Santa Barbara, Goleta, and adjacent unincorporated areas, Carpinteria and Montecito. Court calendars free at
Solvang Division - Superior Court (Closed - see Lompoc)
Jurisdiction: Civil under $25,000, Small Claims, Traffic
Effective 10/14/14 all matters previously filed at the Solvang Division are now filed at the Lompoc Division.
Lompoc Division - Superior Court
115 Civic Center Plza
Lompoc, CA 93436
Hours: 8AM-3PM PST
P: 805-737-7789
F: 805-737-5440
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $25,000, Eviction, Traffic
Restricted Records: No probation reports released
Includes Lompoc and adjacent unincorporated areas including sections of Vandenburg Air Force Base. Since 10/14/2014 includes case formerly filed in Solvang (Solvang, Buellton, and adjacent unincorporated areas, Los Olivos and Santa Ynez.)
Superior Court - Criminal - Figueroa Division
118 E Figueroa St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hours: 8AM-3PM; phones- 9AM-N, 1:30PM-3PM PST
P: 805-568-3959, 805-882-4778
F: 805-882-46047
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Small Claims
Restricted Records: No probation reports released
Includes the City of Santa Barbara, Goleta and adjacent unincorporated areas, Carpenteria, Montecito. For civil cases call Anacapa Division at 805-882-4520. Court calendars free at
Santa Maria Miller Division - Superior Court
312-C East Cook St.
Building E
Santa Maria, CA 93454-5165
Hours: 8AM-3PM PST
P: 805-614-6414
F: 805-614-6616
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Traffic
Restricted Records: No probation reports, financial, judges notes, confidential or sealed records released
Miller Division is in the same building complex as the Cook Division, which handles civil, small claims, family cases. Miller includes the same jurisdictional area as Cook Division.
Santa Maria Cook Division - Superior Court
312-C E Cook St, Bldg E
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Hours: 8AM-3PM PST
P: 805-614-6414
F: 805-614-6616
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions, Probate, Family Law, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records: No probation reports, financial, judges notes, confidential or sealed records released
The Cook Division handles Civil; its sister court (Miller Division) handles Criminal. Cook includes Betteravia, Casmalia, Cuyama, Guadalupe, Garey, Los Alamos, New Cuyama, Orcutt, Santa Maria, Sisquoc, Tepusquet and sections of Vandenburg Air Force Base.

Santa Barbara County, CA Vital Records

Contact the Santa Barbara County Office of the County Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Santa Barbara County
County Recorder
1100 Anacapa St
Hall of Records
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
8AM-4:30PM PST
Phone: 805-568-2250
Fax: 805-568-2266
Recorded Documents

Santa Barbara County Vital Certificates

Santa Barbara County Vital Certificates

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Santa Barbara County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 2,737.01 sq mi
Population (2009): 407,057
  • Females: 49.4%
  • White: 88.6%
  • Black/African American: 2.4%
  • Asian: 4.5%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 40.4%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 51%
Population Change (2000-2009): 7,701
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 21.2%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 32.8%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 12.7%
High School Graduates (2000): 79.2%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 29.4%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.8
Housing Units (2000): 142,901
Homeownership Rate (2000): 56.1%
Migration Flow to Santa Barbara County, CA from (2007-2008):

Santa Barbara County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $12,427,705
  • Construction: $905,257
  • Retail Trade: $834,647
  • Professional and Technical Services: $1,310,598
  • Healthcare: $1,120,336
  • Banking: $640,329
  • Retail Trade: $834,647
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $522,767
  • Manufacturing: $1,123,321
  • Farms: $441,106
  • Government: $2,528,329
Employed (2000): 180,716
Unemployed (2000): 13,004
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.4%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $47,302
Local Government Employment (2007): 0
Local Government Revenue (2007): $1,883,150 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $833,580 (thou. dol.)

Santa Barbara County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 6,292
  • Per 1,000 population: 15.7
Deaths (2007): 2,788
  • Per 1,000 population: 7
Infant Deaths (2007): 26
  • Per 1,000 population: 4.1

Santa Barbara County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 1,653
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 14
  • Forcible rape: 136
  • Robbery: 292
  • Aggravated Assault: 1,211
Property Crimes (2008): 9,408
  • Burglary: 2,035
  • Larceny-Theft: 6,561
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 812

Santa Barbara County Genealogy Records