County of Santa Barbara Codes, Policies and Regulations

County Codes

Chapter 9A - Brush Removal

Chapter 10 - Building Code

Chapter 11 - Mobile Homes

Chapter 14 - Grading Code

Chapter 14C - Film Permit Office

Chapter 21 - Land Division

Chapter 24A - Administrative Fines Ordinance

Chapter 25 - Petroleum Code

Chapter 35 - Land Use and Development Codes and Zoning Ordinances

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County Policies

County of Santa Barbara Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan (general plan) expresses the community's development goals and embodies public policy relative to the distribution of future public and private land uses. 

County of Santa Barbara Community and Area Plans

Community and Area Plans are adopted as amendments to the Land Use Element and/or Coastal Land Use Plan (if applicable area is within the coastal zone) and are often used by cities and counties to plan the future of a particular area at a finer level of detail.

Uniform Rules

The Uniform Rules define eligibility requirements and qualifying uses that each participating landowner must follow in order to receive a reduced property tax assessment under the Williamson Act.

Environmental Thresholds and Guidelines Manual

The Environmental Thresholds and Guidelines Manual has been prepared to assist the public, the applicant, environmental consulting firms, and County decision makers in understanding the use and application of various environmental impact thresholds as they relate to project proposals.

County of Santa Barbara Guidelines for the Implementation of CEQA

County of Santa Barbara Guidelines for the Implementation of CEQA establishes the definitions, procedures and forms for implementation of CEQA and acts as a supplement to the State CEQA Guidelines.

This document is updated on a periodic basis in order to include amendments adopted by the Board of Supervisors. Recently adopted amendments may not yet be incorporated into this copy.