Building Code

The purpose of the building code is to protect public health, safety and general welfare as they relate to the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures within the unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County.  The California Building Code is adopted and incorporated in Chapter 10 of the County Code.  The Building and Safety Division of Planning and Development is charged with enforcing the rules and regulations set forth by this code under the authority of the Building Official.



Santa Barbara County Code of Ordinances

Chapter 10 - Building Regulations

Chapter 14 - Grading Code

Additional Information 

Link to Other information (e.g. policies, etc)


California Green Building Code

Outside Agency Contact Information

Earthquake Safety Information