Planning and Development assesses fees for all land development applications pursuant to a fee ordinance adopted by the Board of Supervisors.  The fee ordinance and the various schedules are available here:

          Fee Ordinance 4991 (adopted April 2017)

          Building Permit Fees (effective July 1, 2020)

          Film Permit Fees (effective July 1, 2020)

          Petroleum Unit Fees (effective July 1, 2020)

          Planning Land Development Fees** (effective July 1, 2020)

          Other County Department Planning Fees** (effective July 1, 2020)

**Note: Other County Department or Agency fees may apply.  Click here for a spreadsheet of other departmental fees that may apply.  Check with Planning and Development counter staff to determine total fee requirements if you are unsure. 


Government Code 66000 et seq. (AB 1600) authorizes local jurisdictions to establish Development Impact Mitigation Fees (DIMFs) to fund necessary public infrastructure.  The County of Santa Barbara has adopted several DIMF programs.  Some of the established programs are imposed Countywide, while others apply to specific geographical areas within the County (e.g. community planning area).  DIMFs are generally imposed on new development to pay for their fair share of the construction costs associated with added public infrastructure (roads, parks, library, etc) needed to serve the development.  

        Countywide DIMFs (effective July 1, 2020)

        Goleta Planning Area DIMFs (effective July 1, 2020)

        Orcutt Planning Area DIMFs (effective July 1, 2020)


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