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Special Events Contact Information

City of Santa Barbara

Community Development Department

Building and Safety

Community Development Counter
CDBuildingCode@SantaBarbaraCA.gov
(805) 564-5485
Website
Permit types: building permits, temporary power permits, temporary wiring and lighting permits

Planning and Zoning

Community Development Counter
PlanningCounter@SantaBarbaraCA.gov
(805) 564-5578
Website
Permit types: coastal exemptions, temporary signage standards

Finance Department

Business License Office
businesslicense@santabarbaraca.gov
(805) 564-5346
Website
Permit types: one-day vendor licenses, City of Santa Barbara business licenses

Fire Department

Fire Prevention Bureau
FirePrevention2@SantaBarbaraCA.gov
(805) 564-5702
Website
Permit types: open flame permits, tent and canopy permits, public assembly permits, tradeshow and carnival permits

Parks and Recreation Department

Special Event Coordinator
SpecialEvents@SantaBarbaraCA.gov
(805) 897-1926
Permit types: special event permits

Police Department

Onalisa Hoodes, Police Services Coordinator
OHoodes@sbpd.com
(805) 897-3747
Website
Permit types: special event permits for events occurring in the public right of way, Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) endorsements, officer requests

Public Works Department

Public Works Counter
PWCounter@SantaBarbaraCA.gov
(805) 564-5388
Website
Permit types: parking restriction waivers, sidewalk merchandising, street, path and sidewalk closures

Sustainability and Resilience Department

Materials Management
Front Desk
HAllen@SantaBarbaraCA.gov
(805) 564-5631
Permit types: litter-free permits, zero waste event resources

Waterfront Department

Waterfront Parking Services
Parking Technician
CBarrios@SantaBarbaraCA.gov
(805) 564-5523
Website
Permit types: Parking reservations in a Waterfront parking lot

Santa Barbara County

Community Services

Special Event Coordinator
events@countyofsb.org
(805) 568-2460, Option 5
Website
Permit types: Special events occurring within the jurisdiction of Santa Barbara County

County Public Health Department

Environmental Health Service
phdehsweb@sbcphd.org
805-681-4900
Website
Permit types: temporary food facility permits, mobile food facility permits

State of California

Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC)
Ventura Office
Ventura@abc.ca.gov
(805) 289-0100
Website
Permit types: ABC permits

United States Coast Guard

Sector Mobile Waterways Management
SectorMobileWaterways@uscg.mil
Website
Permit types: marine event permits

Last Updated: Dec 9, 2020
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