New 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.

Planning and Development fees are changing effective July 1, 2021.
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New ADU and JADU Regulations Effective June 17, 2021

The Board of Supervisors adopted new accessory dwelling unit (ADU) and junior accessory dwelling unit (JADU) regulations that will go into effect in the Inland Area on June 17, 2021. The County will soon publish the new regulations in the County Land Use and Development Code (LUDC) and Montecito Land Use and Development Code (MLUDC). In the meantime, you may review the adopted LUDC and MLUDC amendments. Click here for general ADU and JADU information and details about the permitting process.


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.

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. Tutorials

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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...