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Airport Badging Office

SBA Badge Office hours are temporarily limited during the current COVID-19 National emergency. Support for non-emergency badging needs may be unavailable during this time. Contact the badge office to schedule an appointment, and for additional updates or information.

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

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

Operating Hours - limited and by appointment only
Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 am - 3:30 pm


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

  1. Access Media Application (must be signed by sponsor's Signatory Authority)
  2. Two (2) forms of approved government identification
  3. $25 for AOA - cash or check only
  4. $40 for SIDA that requires fingerprinting - cash or check only
  5. 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.