HOLIDAY CLOSURE OF CITY OFFICES
The Public Works and Community Development Departments located at 630 Garden Street will be closed from Thursday, December 24, 2015 through Sunday, January 3, 2016. Offices will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2016. As such, Zoning & Enforcement staff will not be available to prepare Zoning Information Reports and staff will not be available to accept or review plans for public works or building permits during these closure dates. Field construction inspection services will be available from Building & Safety, Public Works and Fire as noted below.
ZONING INFORMATION REPORTS (ZIRs)
The Municipal Code requirement to obtain a ZIR prior to the close of escrow (SBMC Section 28.87.220) will remain in effect during the City’s holiday closure. In order to accommodate the needs of the real estate community as best as possible, all ZIR requests received by close of business on Friday, December 11, 2015 will be completed prior to the holiday closure. Every reasonable effort will be made to complete ZIRs received after December 11th prior to the holiday closure, however, this cannot be guaranteed due to limited resources during the holiday closure period and the fact that we do not yet know the extent of our ZIR workload for that period.
While ZIR applications will not be accepted in person during the holiday closure, agents may continue to mail them in. Work on those applications will commence on Monday, January 4th. The fax machine will be unavailable during the holiday closure. If an escrow opens and closes during the holiday closure, agents are still required to submit an application as soon as possible, either in the mail or in person when the Garden Street offices re-open. All "After-the-Fact" ZIR fees will be waived, if valid escrow instructions are provided that verify the escrow opening and closing dates occurred during the holiday closure.
If you have any questions regarding the holiday closure and how this relates to ZIRs, please call the Planning Counter at 805-564-5578.
BUILDING & SAFETY PLAN CHECK AND INSPECTIONS
Building & Safety Division counter staff will not be available to accept or review plans during the holiday closure. Building permit related inspection services will be available all week days of the holiday closure with the exception of December 25th and January 1st. For building permit inspections please use the normal inspection request instructions as outlined in the Inspection Request Handout provided in your building permit packet.
PUBLIC WORKS AND INSPECTIONS
There will not be counter staff available to accept or review plans during the closure. Public Works Inspection services will be available all week days of the holiday closure with the exception of December 25th and January 1st. To schedule a Public Works Inspection please contact Randy Ward at 564-5396.
Fire Prevention Staff will be available all week days of the holiday closure with the exception of December 25th and January 1st. Please contact them at 564-5702.
Issues requiring immediate assistance from the Fire Department please contact the Combined Communications Center at 897-2410.