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Q: How can I view my property records?

A: Property records can be viewed electronically at the following link:

SantaBarbaraCa.gov/CDPRD

  • Planning Files contain preliminary and final plans and maps (i.e., tentative subdivision maps and other maps) as well as project-related correspondence and planners' notes, petitions from neighbors, newspaper clippings, Planning Commission and Staff Hearing Officer Staff Reports, resolutions, photographs, environmental documentation, and other project-related materials. Note: Not all properties have a Planning File.
  • Street Files contain building permit applications, correspondence, master applications, maps, copies of permits; building & safety and zoning enforcement documentation, including notices of noncompliance, administrative citations, administrative citation appeal requests and final decisions, and orders of the Building Official regarding dangerous, substandard, or illegal structures; and Plan View Request forms that are used to process requests to view or copy plans containing the subject property.
  • Street files contain property permit history including Certificates of Occupancy. Please note that not all properties have actual certificates. Permit job cards that have a received a final inspection and have a date and signature by the building inspector are often used in lieu of a Certificate.

Q: How can I view the details for a specific building permit?

A: Case Activity Reports for specific addresses or Record numbers can be found at the link below.

Please note, you do NOT need to have an ACA account to view Case Activity Reports

SantaBarbaraCa.gov/CaseStatus

 

Q: How can I view the plans for my property?

A: Building and Safety approved architectural plans for a specific address can only be viewed in person at 630 Garden Street by appointment.  Please complete requests for plan viewing appointments online at the following link:

SantaBarbaraCa.gov/PublicCounterAppointments 

  • If you are the property owner, and you wish to request copies of the plans, please bring with you a valid I.D. and any other applicable, legally acceptable paperwork, proving ownership. We will assist you with the process of obtaining any licensed professional's permission who have stamped the plans, as permission from these parties is required prior to the duplication of the plans.
  • If you are NOT the property owner and you wish to request copies, we can assist you with the process of obtaining the property owner's permission and any licensed professional's permission who have stamped the plans, as permission from these parties is required prior to the duplication of the plans.

 

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Last Updated: Jun 2, 2021
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