Major Planning EffortsPlanning Central
- Accessory Dwelling Units (formerly Secondary Dwelling Units)
Effective January 1, 2017, recently adopted state legislation supersedes the City's regulations for Secondary Dwelling Units. Project sites within the Coastal Zone are still subject to permitting requirements under the Coastal Act.
- Local Coastal Program (LCP) Update
The City’s Local Coastal Program, comprised of the Land Use Plan (LUP) and the Implementation Plan (IP), is being updated to address new and emerging issues. This planning effort is funded by a grant from the California Coastal Commission and public involvement is encouraged.
- General Plan Implementation and Adaptive Management Program (AMP) Reports
Since 2013, annual General Plan Implementation and Adaptive Management Program (AMP) Reports have been prepared to report on General Plan implementation and provide an opportunity through adaptive management for timely policy implementation action adjustments.
- AUD Incentive Program
The AUD Program Ordinance carries out a key implementation action of the City’s 2011 General Plan. The intent of the Program is to support the construction of smaller, more affordable residential units near transit and within easy walking and biking distance to commercial services and parks.
- New Zoning Ordinance (NZO)
The City adopted the New Zoning Ordinance on July 25, 2017, and it became effective on October 1, 2017 outside of the coastal zone. In the coming months, a “clean-up” amendment will be processed, and subsequently, the New Zoning Ordinance will be submitted to the California Coastal Commission for certification and inclusion in the Local Coastal Program. The Zoning Ordinance establishes zone classifications, permitted uses, development standards, and permit process for land development and use.
- Santa Barbara Wireless Facilities Ordinance
The City of Santa Barbara is proposing to amend its Municipal Code regulations regarding Wireless Communication Facilities to reasonably regulate, to the extent permitted by California and federal law, the installation, operation, collocation, modification and removal of wireless facilities in the City of Santa Barbara.
- Housing Element Implementation
The 2015 Housing Element Update was unanimously adopted by the Santa Barbara City Council on February 10, 2015.
- Short-Term Rentals
All short-term (less than 31 consecutive days) residential rentals are prohibited in the City, unless they receive proper land use approvals and permits, as necessary.
- Parcel Information Lookup
Use this page to lookup information on a specific parcel by entering the address or the parcel number. You will find records of issued and open permits.
- Mobile Vendors
The City is proposing ordinances to allow mobile vending (e.g. food trucks) on both the street and on private property.
Last Updated: Dec 3, 2014