Santa Barbara County


The next LAFCO meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 2, 2022 in Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara County Local Agency Formation Commission (SBLAFCO) is currently conducting its Municipal Service Review (MSR) process. MSRs are comprehensive studies of municipal services (e.g., water, sewer, police, fire, library etc.) in Santa Barbara County. SBLAFCO invites residents to participate in the important survey. The deadline for responses to the survey is October 21, 2022. 

This survey will give the residents of Santa Barbara County the opportunity to note key areas of interest regarding Water, Wastewater, Recycled Water, and Stormwater Drainage Services that are provided to residents. Your feedback will be an integral component in assisting with data compilation. The electronic survey can be accessed at the following link: 

If you would like to learn more about the SBLAFCO MSR process and previous MSR reports, you can contact SBLAFCO staff at (805) 568-3391.


This website contains notices, agendas and minutes of current and past meetings dating back to 1999. Regular meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held in Santa Barbara.
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Here you will find all of the information and forms required to make an application to LAFCO for the modification of boundaries and service areas.
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One of the objects of the commission is to make studies and to obtain and furnish information which will contribute to the logical and reasonable development of local agencies in each county.
A complete directory of Santa Barbara County governmental entities is available.

What is LAFCO?

The Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) is a State-created agency which exists in every county in California. The Commission is responsible for working closely with citizens, the county, cities and special districts on a variety of issues concerning jurisdictional change. 

Our Mission

The Local Agency Formation Commission is committed to serving the residents of Santa Barbara County and the State of California by discouraging urban sprawl and encouraging the orderly formation and development of local agencies based on local conditions and circumstances.

This Website is designed to provide you with helpful information in understanding and working with LAFCO. You will find information on all of our policies and standards, our history as an organization, our staff and members, as well as notices of hearings for upcoming meetings and archives of past meeting minutes. We hope that you find this site helpful. If you have any questions or concerns or would like to give us feedback on our Web site please email us at