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Community Development

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The Community Development Department is responsible for planning, building and safety, housing and human services, and related administrative functions for the City of Santa Barbara. On this web page you will find information about each of the divisions, ongoing projects, information about existing building permits, neighborhood information, historic resources, important planning projects and much more.

Contact Us

View a more detailed Community Development Directory of Contacts or see our department's organizational chart.

Phone Numbers

We can be reached by phone between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Division Phone Fax
Administration (805) 564-5502 (805) 564-5506
Housing & Human Services (805) 564-5461 (805) 564-5506
Building & Safety (805) 564-5485 (805) 564-5476
Planning (805) 564-5470 (805) 564-5506
Records & Archives (805) 564-5485  


The Planning Counter:

Building & Safety:

Mailing Address

Community Development Department
Division Name
P.O. Box 1990
Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990

Business Hours

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PT)
Monday thru Thursday and 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PT) alternate Fridays.

View our new office hours or the calendar of closed Fridays.

Customer Service Survey

Please tell us about your experience with the Land Development Team process. Click here to take our customer service survey.

What's New?

LDT Fee Study - New Web Page

Contact Us!

City of Santa Barbara
Community Development Department
630 Garden Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Located between Ortega and Cota Streets. View a map of our location.

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Last Updated: Jul 10, 2020
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