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Building & Safety

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New! On-Demand (Instant) Permit applications available through your Accela Citizen Access Portal click here.

For Information on Public Counter Notices Re: COVID-19 click here 

Building Inspection & Code Enforcement 

Building Inspection and Code Enforcement perform building inspections throughout the year for compliance with approved plans, design review details, and conditions. They also investigate in response to citizen and other agency reports of sub-standard and/or dangerous structures. This team also provides technical assistance in assessing the safety of structures following a disaster.

Inspection services do not occur every other Friday or Holidays. Please see City Calendar details below.

 Schedule Inspection 

Investigation Request

Building Counter & Plan Review

Building Counter & Plan Review provides guidance for the public and staff for all types of building related issues including preparing and issuing building permits. They review engineering and architectural plans for compliance with state laws, ordinances and health and safety codes.

Online Building Permit Services Guide

Apply for a Permit through Accela Citizen Access Portal

Records & Archives 

Records & Archives provide cashiering services for all Land Development transactions. They coordinate and provide for the imaging, storage, archival and accessibility of Community Development Property Records for the community and staff in adherence with State laws and City Council policies.

 Schedule Appointment  

Search Property Records

Contact Us!

City of Santa Barbara 

Building and Safety Division 

630 Garden Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1990

Santa Barbara, CA 93102




Staff Contact Information here.

Last Updated: Jan 3, 2022
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