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Use this page to locate informational resources and all forms filed with the Planning Division.

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

For more information and upcoming ordinance amendments on Accessory Dwelling Units, click here.

Accessory Dwelling Units Common Questions (coming soon...)
Accessory Dwelling Units (and JADUs) Submittal Requirements (effective as of January 1, 2020)

Electronic Submittal Requirements

Include a master application with each new submittal; and a cover sheet with each resubmittal. For information on how to submit Electronic Planning Applications click here.

Planning Electronic Submittal Cover Sheet
Master Application
Owner/Agent Authorization Form
Noticing and Posting Affidavit (if required)
Fees for Planning effective 08-22-2020
Project Plan Requirements

Design Review Handouts

For Single-Family, Multi-Unit Residential, Mixed-Use, Nonresidential, and Minor Design Review Projects as well as projects identified as potential or designated historic buildings and districts:

Design Review Submittal Packet
Design Review Submittal Requirements for Minor Projects
Design Review Submittal Checklist for Final Approval

Single Family Supplemental Forms & Information

Single Family Residence Design Guidelines Worksheet
Single Family Residence 20 Closest Lots - Excel File
Single Family Residential Supplemental Design Review Submittal Packet
FAR (Floor to Lot Area Ratio) Calculator - Excel File
Hand-Delivered Tenant Notification Instructions

Other Design Review Supplemental Forms & Information

Infill Projects Submittal Information (for multi-unit, mixed-use, and nonresidential projects)
Parking Lot Repaving-Restriping Submittal Requirements
Small Cell Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way Design Standards and Guidelines
Story Pole Certification
Tenant Displacement Assistance Ordinance (TDAO) Information - Inside Coastal Zone
Tenant Displacement Assistance Ordinance (TDAO) Information - Outside Coastal Zone
Visual Aid Submittal Packet
Wireless Communication Facility Design Review Submittal Checklist

Archaeological & Historic Resource Evaluation

Archaeological Consultant List
Barbareño Chumash Archaeological Site Monitors List
Historical Consultants List
Large Format Photographic Consultants
Mills Act Application
Mills Act Q & A
Required Documentation Prior to Demolition

Development Review Handouts

Information and submittal packets for land use decisions including DART projects, Coastal Development Permits, zoning modifications, condo conversions, and subdivisions:

Development Application Review Team (DART) Submittal Packet
Modification and Performance Standard Permit Submittal Packet

Supplemental Development Review Forms & Information

Condominium & Hotel Conversion Packet – SBMC 28.88
Development Application Review Team (DART) Informational Packet
Lot Line Adjustment Submittal Requirements (Supplemental to DART Submittal)
Modification and Performance Standard Permit Submittal Pre-Application Process
Story Pole Certification
Tenant Displacement Assistance Ordinance (TDAO) Information - Inside Coastal Zone
Tenant Displacement Assistance Ordinance (TDAO) Information - Outside Coastal Zone
Tentative Map Requirements – (SBMC 27.07.030)
Visual Aid Submittal Packet

Coastal Review

Coastal Development Permit Application (Supplemental to DART Submittal)
Coastal Exclusion Submittal Packet
Coastal Exemption Submittal Packet
Coastal Exemption - Temporary Events ONLY Submittal Packet

Pre-Application Services

Submittal requirements for the various pre-application review services:

Housing Development Project Preliminary Application (SB 330)
Modification and Performance Standard Permit Submittal Pre-Application Process
Pre-Application (Planner Consultations, Zoning Letters, and Preliminary Zoning Plan Review)
Pre-Application Review Team (PRT) Submittal Requirements

Sign Application Handouts

Information and submittal requirements for Sign Committee review and Start-Up Business Temporary Signage:

Sign Committee Submittal Packet
Sign Review Guidelines

Supplemental Sign Forms & Information

Outdoor Vending Machine Guidelines
Outdoor Vending Machine Submittal Checklist
Sign Program Informational Handout
Start-Up Business Temporary Sign Printers Contact List
Start-Up Business Window Signage Template Examples

General Handouts & Information

The following handouts provide additional information about specific project types and planning & zoning resources.

Agriculture Submittal Packet
Appeal Process
Applicant Procedures for Remote Public Hearings
Average Unit-size Density Incentive Multi-Unit Housing Program (AUD) Calculator - Excel File
Average Unit-Size Density Incentive Multi-Unit Housing Program (AUD)- Common Questions
Average Unit-size Density Incentive Multi-Unit Housing Program (AUD) Variable Setbacks
Coastal Zone: Building Height Limitations – SBMC 28.04.120
Coastal Zone: Single Family Zoning Standards
Coastal Zone: Uses Permitted in the Various Zones
Fences and Hedges: Administrative Review of Minor Exceptions
Fences and Hedges: Consent to Grant an Exception Form
Fences, Screens, Walls and Hedges Guidelines (Resolution No. 14-052)
Minor Zoning Exceptions Submittal Requirements
Nonresidential Growth Management Program - Common Questions
Nonresidential Growth Management Program Resolution
Noticing Distance Requirements
Seasonal Holiday Sales
Slope Calculation Plan Submittal Information
Solar Access Packet
Vacation Rentals
Website Information
Zoning Enforcement Questions
Zoning Plan Check Basic Compliance Checklist

Tree & Landscaping Information

Information and submittal requirements for trees and landscaping, vegetation removal, and view dispute issues:

Certified Arborists List
Landscape Compliance Requirements
Landscape Design Standards for Water Conservation
Landscape Plan Requirements
Landscape Planter Requirements
Tree and Landscaping Checklist
Tree and Landscaping Reference Guide
Tree and Landscaping Submittal Sheet
Tree and Views Brochure
Vegetation Removal Permit - Questions and Submittal Requirements
View Dispute Arbitrators ListView Dispute Mediators List
View Dispute Resolution Process Brochure

Title 28 Zoning Ordinance is effective in the Coastal Zone. Title 30 is effective outside of the Coastal Zone. Click here for a link to search the City’s Municipal Code for the most current regulations as codes may be regularly updated.

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2020
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