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Local Laws and County Ordinances

Campus Police and the Isla Vista Foot Patrol strictly enforce the law. UCSB students should be familiar with local and state laws and County ordinances that apply on campus and in the community of Isla Vista. A list of these laws and ordinances as well as penalties and fines can be found on the Isla Vista Foot Patrol web site at http://www.sbsheriff.org/lawsays.html. The following is a partial list of illegal activities that carry stiff fines and/or suspension of a driver’s license; some violations will result in arrest and booking into jail:

  • Minor in possession of alcohol
  • Furnishing alcohol to a minor
  • Driving/biking under the influence
  • Public consumption of alcohol
  • Display of an open container of alcohol
  • Possession of alcohol in Isla Vista parks
  • Public intoxication
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of false identification
  • Urinating in public
  • Nighttime noise violation (amplified noise Sun.-Thurs. after 10pm; Fri./Sat. after 12am)
  • Disturbing the peace

The County of Santa Barbara allows minors with certain violations to mitigate the circumstances of their violation by enrolling in the UCSB CASE Program.