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Request for Assistance

If you need special aids, services, or staff assistance in order to gain access to, comment at, or participate in an Airport facility, meeting, program, service, or activity, please contact the ADA liaison:
Andrew Bermond
Airport Facilities Manager
(805) 692-4803

If possible, notification at least 48 hours in advance will enable the Airport to make reasonable arrangements in most cases.

If more immediate assistance is needed, please call the SBA Security Ops Center (SOC) at (805) 681-4803




The Santa Barbara Airport is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities are able to take part in and benefit from the whole range of public programs, services, and activities offered by the Airport. The Airport continues to modify its facilities, programs, policies, and practices, as necessary, to ensure such access is provided.

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the Santa Barbara Airport will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

If flying on a commercial airline and you are in need of assistance, please contact the airline directly.


Traveling with Animals

Animals at SBA

Animals are prohibited at SBA unless the animal is a certified service animal or the animal has been registered through an airline for air travel. Please check directly with the Airline for specific requirements.  

All animals must be leashed or contained in proper transport housing at all times while on any part of Airport property.

Santa Barbara Municipal Codes in regard to animals at SBA and at large:

An outdoor pet relief area can be found outside the north entrance of the Terminal. If looking at the front of the Terminal, it can be found on the right-hand side toward the Historic Terminal. Waste bags are available.

Please note there is no pet relief area inside the terminal, including past the security check point. Please do not allow your pet to utilize any other area on Airport grounds for this purpose.

New Service Animal Relief Station

Improving the Service Animal Relief Area

Plans for an improved Service Animal Relief Area include relocating it to the front of the Terminal, near the south entrance. Changes will take effect in 2023. 

Screening Assistance from TSA

TSA Cares is a helpline that provides travelers with disabilities, medical conditions and other special circumstances additional assistance during the security screening process.

Call 72 hours prior to traveling with questions about screening policies, procedures, and what to expect at the security checkpoint: (855) 787-2227

8 am to 11 pm ET
9 am to 8 pm ET

You may also request assistance through the TSA screening checkpoint online