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Business Resources

Starting and Growing Your Business in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is known for its high standards, aesthetics, and environmental leadership. Local businesses play a significant role in ensuring Santa Barbara’s uniqueness and quality of life. Each business takes steps to protect the safety of its customers and employees. This site provides essential information to help you understand City regulations and services available for your business needs. Together with instructional videos, you can find answers to frequently asked questions and learn activities that require approval. Click here to watch our instructional videos

Good customer service is a priority to us. We welcome your questions and want to provide you with the resources you need to make informed decisions and spend wisely for your business. We want to be a partner in your success.

Click here for Downtown Business Resources.

When You Need City Approval

Business Operations and Safety

Greening Your Business

Doing Business With the City

Leasing Space from the City

Special Requests

Resources and Applications


Guide to City Business Regulations and Services

Expedited Improvements Downtown

Navigating the Planning Process

Trash & Recycling

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2020
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