NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

PUBLIC COUNTER NOTICE RE: COVID-19

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.

Box.com Tutorials
How to upload documents to Box.com: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnafFyX86dA
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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...

Zoning Submittal Process During Counter Closure

Click here for instructions on how to submit applications for review during the Zoning Counter closure.