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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Businesses Have Questions
  • Questions regarding the recent CARES Act
    • Here are some summaries of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act):
  • Is Santa Barbara now on the U.S. Small Business Administration List
    • Yes, as of March 19 Santa Barbara County is now on the list.  Please choose Economic Injury Program
  • Southern California Edison Has SCE decided to waive our monthly bill if we don’t have the money to pay for it?
    • At this time SCE, has not issued a blanket policy on deferred bill payment during this crisis.  However, you can contact them directly at their website or 1-800-950-235.
  • Assistance with Rent
    • You might want to explain your situation with your landlord and request to defer your payment
  • Statewide Stay-at-Home Order
  • Property Tax
    • Property Tax Collection the California Association of County Treasurers and Tax Collectors (CACTTC) cannot change the April 10 deadline for the Second Installment of Property Taxes because critical county services, school and local financial obligations are dependent on those scheduled revenues although they can waive penalties, costs or other charges resulting from tax delinquency due to reasonable cause and circumstances due to COVID-19.  Payments must be made/postmarked before April 10.  Visit the local Treasurer and Tax Collectors website for more information at

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105 E. Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 211