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Public Works Permit CounterPublic Works

The Public Works Permit Counter offers the convenience of a one-stop shop for answers to many common questions, as well as securing over-the-counter Public Works Permits.

Click here for links to applications, handouts, guides and general information.

The Permit Counter is located in the Community Development/Public Works Building at 630 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, California. You may telephone staff at (805) 564-5388 or stop by the office from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (PT), Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. City offices are closed every other Friday. View our List of Closed Fridays. The Permit Counter's fax number is (805) 897-1927.