The County issues two general types of permits: planning and building

planning permit allows a property owner to carry out a project on their parcel. A building permit allows the County to track the progress of project construction and implementation. 

There are many different subtypes of these two permits. If you have questions about what type of permit will be required for your project,  contact us.

Planning Permits Process icon    Film Permit     Plan Check Process icon    Building Inspection Process icon

         Planning Permit                    Film Permits              Plan Check Process              Building Inspection 

               Process                                                                                                                  Process

    Cannabis icon     Applications and Forms icon     Permit Records Search icon    Permit Status icon

               Cannabis                  Applications & Forms            Archived Permit                  Permit Status


    Additional Information and Links

    Permitting Customer Satisfaction Survey

    Outside Agency Contacts

    Environmental Review

    Plan Submittal Requirements

    Smart Build Santa Barbara Program

    Cumulative Projects List