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Special Events Contact Information

City of Santa Barbara

Community Development Department

Building and Safety

Community Development Counter
(805) 564-5485
Permit types: building permits, temporary power permits, temporary wiring and lighting permits

Planning and Zoning

Community Development Counter
(805) 564-5578
Permit types: coastal exemptions, temporary signage standards

Finance Department

Business License Office
(805) 564-5346
Permit types: one-day vendor licenses, City of Santa Barbara business licenses

Fire Department

Fire Prevention Bureau
(805) 564-5702
Permit types: open flame permits, tent and canopy permits, public assembly permits, tradeshow and carnival permits

Parks and Recreation Department

Special Event Coordinator
(805) 897-1926
Permit types: special event permits

Police Department

Onalisa Hoodes, Police Services Coordinator
(805) 897-3747
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
(805) 564-5388
Permit types: parking restriction waivers, sidewalk merchandising, street, path and sidewalk closures

Sustainability and Resilience Department

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

Waterfront Department

Waterfront Parking Services
Parking Technician
(805) 564-5523
Permit types: Parking reservations in a Waterfront parking lot

Santa Barbara County

Community Services

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

County Public Health Department

Environmental Health Service
Permit types: temporary food facility permits, mobile food facility permits

State of California

Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC)
Ventura Office
(805) 289-0100
Permit types: ABC permits

United States Coast Guard

Sector Mobile Waterways Management
Permit types: marine event permits

Last Updated: Dec 9, 2020
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