Santa Barbara County

The County of Santa Barbara was granted sovereign tide and submerged lands in trust in 1931 for the establishment, improvement, and conduct of a harbor, construction of bulkheads or breakwaters and utilities, structures, and appliances necessary or convenient for promotion or accommodation of commerce and navigation and the protection of the lands within the county. A portion of the grant was transferred to the County’s successor in interest, the City of Carpinteria when it incorporated in 1965.

Santa Barbara County

The County is required by Section 6306 of the Public Resources Code to complete an annual financial statement and standardized reporting form for trust lands on or before December 31 of each year.

Below is a list of reports the County has submitted by fiscal year:

Settlement / Agreement Number Description
AD 230 / BLA 270 Sandyland Cove settlement and boundary line agreement. State of California, acting by and through the State Lands Commission, the County of Santa Barbara, acting as trustee of certain State owned tide and submerged lands, and certain Sandyland Cove lot owners and their secured lenders
Statute Description
Chapter 846, Statutes of 1931 An act granting certain tidelands and submerged lands of the State of California to the county of Santa Barbara in said state upon certain trusts and conditions.
Staff Report Description
10/17/1995 (81) Consider approval and execution of a title settlement and boundary line agreement involving certain lands in and adjacent to the Pacific Ocean near Carpinteria, County of Santa Barbara, pursuant to Chapter 846, Statutes of 1931 and Public Resources Code Section 6301 and 6357

AB 691 – Proactively Planning for Sea-Level Rise Impacts

AB 691 (Muratsuchi) Chapter 592, Statutes of 2013, involves sea-level rise and granted public trust lands. Assessing the impacts of sea-level rise on these lands is a management priority for grantees.

Read more about AB 691 assessments and learn about local sea-level rise planning efforts.


Program Manager
Reid Boggiano

Dredging Notices & Financial Reports
Michaela Moser