In abundance of caution and in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Planning and Development Department is closing the public service counters at the Santa Barbara and Santa Maria locations until FURTHER NOTICE. The Department is committed to continuing to provide public services during this time. Read the NOTICE...

Building Submittal Process During Counter Closure

Click here for instructions on how to submit plans for review during the Building and Safety permit counter closure.

One Climate Workshop

One Climate Workshop: Climate Change in Santa Barbara County

Join us for an interactive, online workshop and hear more about the One Climate Initiative and potential climate change impacts. The County is hosting two workshops on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. You can join us from 12:00 – 1:30 pm or 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Sign up here. Please visit our Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment website for more information, and view the workshop flyer here.

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...

Zoning Map

Find My Zoning Online

Planning and Development has created a new resource to assist property owners in determining the specific zone and land use designation for their property. This interactive map is located here .