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Contact and Location

Located in the Airport Administration Building
601 Firestone Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93117

Phone: (805) 681-6385
Fax: (805) 681-0379

Operating Hours - by appointment only
Monday through Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Airport Badging Office

The Santa Barbara Airport Badging Office will have reduced hours of availability from the period of December 23, 2022 through January 2, 2023. The Badging Office hours of operation during the holiday season are as follows:
o December 23 – 26: Closed
o December 27: Open 8:00am – 4:00pm
o December 28: Closed.
o December 29: Open 8:00am – 4:00 pm
o December 30 – January 2: Closed
Normal Badging Office hours will resume on January 3, 2022.


When you come in for a renewal or initial you will need:

  • Access Media Application (must be signed by sponsor's Signatory Authority)
  • Two (2) forms of approved government identification
  • $25 for AOA - cash or check only
  • $40 for SIDA that requires fingerprinting - cash or check only
  • Old badge (if renewal)


Required forms for Access Media:

Driving rights application is needed only if the applicant’s sponsor wants the applicant to be able to drive in the restricted area for which they are getting a badge.