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Adopting Ordinance #5919, 2019 (3.08 MB)

ADU On-Site Notice Posting Instructions(83.6 KB)

After-Hours Construction Work(1.33 MB)

APCD Clearance Form (Fillable)(157.7 KB)

As-Built Construction Plan Submittal Requirements(132.5 KB)

Asbestos Exception for HERS Certification

ASHRAE 62.2 Indoor Ventilation Minimum Best Practices Guide(639.7 KB)

How to Create a Public User Account in ACA (654.8 KB)

How to Pay Invoiced Fees in ACA (905.7 KB)


Building (BLD) Application

Building Permit Application Guide

Basic Site Plan Submittal

Revisions to Approved Plans
Backwater Valve Requirements(241.3 KB)

Building Permit Extension Request (Fillable)(38.2 KB)


Change in Use or Occupancy(110.8 KB)

City PV1 System Requirements for AB2188 Expedited Review(61.6 KB)

City PV2 Fax Application (Fillable)(90.2 KB)

Code Modification or Alternate Request (Fillable)(144.2 KB)

Code Compliance for the City of Santa Barbara, 2019 (31.3 KB)

Construction Site BMP Illustration(1.04 MB)

Construction Valuation Form (Fillable)(128.7 KB)

Credit Card Fax Payment Form 2020 (156.8 KB)


Due Process Rights(26.8 KB)


Electronically Applied Signature & Stamp Authorization (Fillable)(25.4 KB)

Erosion Control Detailed BMPs (14.12 MB)

Erosion Control Simple BMPs (2.33)

Erosion Control Standard BMPs (12.94 MB)

Erosion & Sedimentation Control Program(95.7 KB)

EV Checklist - Multi-Family Residential(568.6 KB)

EV Checklist - Non-Residential(581.6 KB)

EV Checklist - Residential Dwellings (Fillable)(1.11 MB)


Fax Permit Application For Roofing & Water Heaters(Fillable)(337.8 KB)

Fees for 7-1-17 thru 6-30-18 Building Permit Applications(1.16 MB)

Fees for 7-1-18 thru 8-18-19 Building Permit Applications(1.47 MB)

Fees for 8-19-19 thru 8-21-20 Building Permit Applications(1.55 MB)

Fees for 8-22-20 thru Present Building Permit Applications(1.62 MB)

FEMA Elevation Certificate Form 086-0-33 (Fillable)(122.3 KB)

FEMA Flood Map Change Questions Info(99.6 KB)

FEMA Floodproofing Certificate 086-0-34 (Fillable)(39.2 KB)

FEMA P-348 Protecting Building Utilities(8.83 MB)

FEMA P-758 SI-SD Desk Reference(9.39 MB)

FEMA P-936 Floodproofing Non-Residential Buildings(40.79 MB)

FEMA Technical Bulletin 00 User's Guide to Technical Bulletins(2.15 MB)

FEMA Technical Bulletin 01 Openings in Foundation Walls and Walls of Enclosures(5.31 MB)

FEMA Technical Bulletin 02 Flood Damage-Resistant Materials Requirements(1.28 MB)

FEMA Technical Bulletin 03 Non-Residential Floodproofing - Requirements and Certification(150.6 KB)

FEMA Technical Bulletin 04 Elevator Installation(3.43 MB)

FEMA Technical Bulletin 05 Free-of-Obstruction Requirements(8.56 MB)

FEMA Technical Bulletin 06 Below-Grade Parking Requirements(111.8 KB)

FEMA Technical Bulletin 07 Wet Floodproofing Requirements(5.45 MB)

FEMA Technical Bulletin 08 Corrosion Protection for Metal Connectors in Coastal Areas(876.5 KB)

FEMA Technical Bulletin 09 Design and Construction Guidance for Breakaway Walls(6.98 MB)

FEMA Technical Bulletin 10 Ensuring That Structures Built on Fill Are Safe From Flooding (852.9 KB)

FEMA Technical Bulletin 11 Crawlspace Construction(2.66 MB)

Floodplain Management Ordinance #5832, 2018 (264.7 KB) 


Grading Self-Certification Form (289.8 KB) 

Graywater Fact Sheet(301.7 KB)

Graywater System, A Guide to Permitting a Single FamilyGraywater System(54.8 KB)


High Fire Information, 2019 (280.1 KB)

High Fire Requirements 2019 Code(280.1 KB)


Inspection Request(402.3 KB)

Interior Demolition Permit Requirements(30.8 KB)


Minimum Residential FAU Requirements, 2019 (Fillable)(217.9 KB)


Non-Residential Green Building Code All 3 Sheets, 2019 (1.12 MB)

Non-Residential Sealants Forms(1.03 MB)

Non-Residential Wood Forms(866.8 KB)

Non-Residential Coatings Forms(920.4 KB)

Non-Residential Flooring Forms(1.07 MB)


Online Building  Permit Services Guide (999.6 KB)

Online Building Permit Status and Document Submittal Guide(1.12 MB)

Owner/ Agent Authorization Form (887.8 KB)  

Owner-Builder Disclosure Form(28.3 KB)


Parking Lot Repaving-Restriping Submittal Requirements(26 KB)

Permit Packet(1.32 MB)

Permit Reinstatement, Renewal & Expiration Policy(31.1 KB)

Pool and Spa (Residential) Plan Submittal & Barrier Requirements(234 KB)

Prescriptive Window Replacement Requirements (228.2KB) 

Project Cost Equal to or Less Than $156,162.00, 2017(407.5 KB)

Project Cost Greater Than $161,298.00, 2018 (Fillable)(6.39 MB)

Project Cost Equal to or Less Than $170,466.00,2020 (151.7 KB)

Project Cost Greater Than $170,466.00, 2020 (157.4 KB)

Project Plan Submittal Guide

PV1 Submittal Requirements PV in 1 or 2 Family Dwellings(148.8 KB)

PV2 Eligibility Checklist for Expedited PV Permitting (Fillable)(731.3 KB)

PV3 Standard Plan – String (Fillable)(853.6 KB)

PV4 Standard Plan Microinverter (Fillable)(642.4 KB)


Quick Guide - National Flood Insurance Program in California(10.15 MB)


Remote Video Inspection Instructions(230 KB)

Request for Appeals Board Hearing (Fillable)(907.7 KB)

Request For Relief from Unreasonable Hardship (Fillable)(1.15 MB)

Residential & Commercial Building Elevation Requirements(207.7 KB)

Residential Coatings Forms(768.5 KB)

Residential Flooring Forms(629.4 KB)

Residential Green Building Code Both Sheets, 2019 (688.3 KB)

Residential Handrails & Guards, 2019 (171.6 KB) 

Residential Sealants Forms(723 KB)

Residential Seismic Upgrade Plan Sheet 1, 2013 (1.04 MB)

Residential Seismic Upgrade Plan Sheet 2, 2013 (1.3 MB)

Residential Wood Forms(793.1 KB)

Revisions to Approved Plans (409.6 KB)


Solar Energy System Review Process- SBMC Title 22, Excerpt Ch. 22.91 (71.4 KB)

Smoke Detector & Carbon Monoxide Sensor Affidavit(135.6 KB)

Standard Electrical Load Calculations for Single Family Dwellings (Fillable)(399.1 KB)

Swimming Pool Draining Information(67.6 KB)

Swimming Pool Removal Requirements 2018 (Fillable)(188.2 KB)


Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Instructions(89.7 KB)

Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Request Letter (fillable)(121.5 KB)

Trash and Recycling Enclosure Design Guide (948 KB)


Unreasonable Hardship Information(113.2 KB)

User Link Request Form (1.08 KB)

Utility Clearance Form (Fillable)(250.8 KB)


Waste Generation Calculator (121.7 KB)

Work Exempt From Permit(13.7 KB)

Last Updated: Oct 11, 2021
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