Planning and Development is responsible for enforcing the County's ordinances to ensure that all structures and uses comply with the applicable standards and permit requirements adopted by the Board of Supervisors that are intended to maintain public health, safety and welfare, while protecting community values and natural resources.  

The code enforcement program is reactive (complaint driven).  Planning and Development requires the reporting party provide their name and a contact phone number.  This information will be kept confidential, however, should this complaint become part of a criminal and/or civil court case, the information may be provided to the District Attorney or any such other appropriate authority as part of their investigation.

Submit Complaint in Person 

To submit a complaint in person, please complete the complaint form (click here to download) and return it to one of our office locations.  Locations and hours are listed here

Submit Complaint by Phone

To submit a complaint by phone, please call the enforcement hotline:

 Santa Maria (North County)   (805) 934-6251                                                                                                                  
 Santa Barbara (South County)  (805) 568-3558

Submit Complaint Online

To submit a complaint online, please complete our online complaint form here.