New area code coming to the 805 area

Jun 23, 2016

Public meetings are scheduled later this summer to discuss an upcoming change to the 805 area code.

The availability of 805 prefixes is expected to run out by December of 2018. As a result... the California Public Utilities Commission wants to add an area code overlay within the 805 service zone by June of that year, roughly two years from now.

The 805 covers small portions of Monterey County, and most of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. If you currently have an 805 telephone number, it will remain the same. But new numbers issued at that time will be given the new area code.

Public meetings to address details of the new number overlay, and any concerns with the shift, will be held in late August in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Oxnard. For specific dates, times and locations of these meetings, click here.