NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Winter Holiday Outage Notification

Our offices will be closed between 12/27/2021 through 1/1/2022 in observance of Winter Holiday Closure. We will reopen on Monday, 1/3/2022.

Planning and Development has prepared a proposed Revised Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the ExxonMobil Interim Trucking for Santa Ynez Unit (SYU) Phased Restart Project (Case No. 17RVP-00000-00081).

ExxonMobil is requesting a revision to their Development Plan to allow for the trucking of produced crude oil from their Las Flores Canyon facility to the Santa Maria Pump Station and the Pentland Terminal. Additional proposed project information, and a digital copy of the SEIR may be obtained on our website here.

Online Payments Now Available!

Planning and Development is pleased to partner with ACI Payments, Inc to accept credit card and e-Check payments online for our permitting fees. Click here for more information.

For instructions on how to pay your fees online, click here. 

ADU and JADU Regulations Effective June 17, 2021


The Board of Supervisors adopted new regulations for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and junior accessory dwelling units (JADUs) that will go into effect in the Inland Area on June 17, 2021. These new regulations are substantially different from the previous regulations. Please review the new LUDC and MLUDC regulations carefully prior to application submittal to ensure that your project complies. Click here for general ADU and JADU information and details about the permitting process.  

PUBLIC COUNTER REOPENING

The Department's public counters will re-open on Wednesday, 6/16/2021 for in-person, virtual teleconference, or telephone appointments which can be scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday through Friday. This appointment system is in addition to the email and phone service that continues to be available during normal business hours.

Follow this link to schedule an appointment with the Zoning or Building counter.

Complete our Survey!  Follow this link to complete a survey regarding our counter operations. 

Zoning Submittal Process

Click here for instructions on how to submit applications for Zoning review.

Building Submittal Process

Click here for instructions on how to submit plans for Building and Safety review.

Box.com Tutorials

How to upload documents to Box.com: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnafFyX86dA
How to upload documents to Box.com: PDF
How to Create Box.com Account: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klPxYJWu87A

Electronic Plan Review

Building and Safety division is now accepting plans and design documents in PDF format for all submittals. Final approvals will be issued on a hard copy of digitally approved plans. Learn more...