The California Highway Patrol, Santa Barbara Area is located in beautiful Santa Barbara County which is on the central coast between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The area has a population of approximately 136,000 residents. The Santa Barbara Area’s jurisdiction is vast and includes US 101, from the Ventura County line to Gaviota State Beach, SR-150 from U.S. 101 to Ventura county line, and SR-154 from State Street.to Paradise Road. In addition to the highways, the Santa Barbara Area is also responsible for all unincorporated areas within its jurisdiction.
We have many services available to the public including DMV required V.I.N. verifications, Child Safety Restraint appointments, Start Smart classes for new teen drivers and their parents, Age Well Drive Smart classes for senior drivers, and other services to educate and encourage safe driving habits.