The Public Works Permit Counter offers the convenience of a one-stop shop for answers to many common questions, as well as securing over-the-counter Public Works Permits.
Street construction permits
Pedestrian protection and other traffic control
Haul route permits
On street parking restriction waivers
Sewer service connections and lateral repairs
Water service changes
Temporary water meters
Minor encroachment permits (may be delayed)
Outdoor dining permits (may be delayed)
The Permit Counter is located in the Community Development/Public Works Building at 630 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, California. You may telephone staff at (805) 564-5388 or stop by the office from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (PT), Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. City offices are closed every other Friday. We do not currently accept applications via our general e-mail, PWCounter@SantaBarbaraCA.gov. You may email this general box with questions on completing your application or to request documents necessary to complete your application. Once you have staff assigned to your case, please contact them directly via phone or email. View our List of Closed Fridays. The Permit Counter's fax number is (805) 897-1927.