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Rebuild and Repair Assistance

As recovery efforts are underway, we will continue to provide resources for rebuilding and repair of homes destroyed or damaged by the 1/9 Debris Flow. Our goal is to institute a streamlined and expedited approach so our community can recover and rebuild as quickly as possible.

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Initial Steps For Rebuilding


The County has outlined the initial steps for rebuilding in the 1/9 Debris Flow areas. Property owners are advised to meet with their case managers and to hold off on making any significant expenditures on design plans so their decisions and permit applications can be informed by critical survey work, engineering and updated mapping.

Rebuilding Guidance Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Permit Process Step-by-Step flowchart

Talk to Your Case Manager  

The County’s Planning and Development Department has assigned impacted property owners a case manager to be your single point of contact. Find your case manager by searching and clicking on your property on the Interactive Impacted Properties Map . You can also visit the Planning and Development Zoning Counter at 123 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara 93101, or call us at (805) 568-2090 or email

Get Your Property Details from these Interactive Map

An interactive map of properties affected by the Thomas Fire and the subsequent 1/9 Debris Flow is available here. Please read the instructions on its use. This map is updated on a periodic schedule. For the most up-to-date information regarding your property, please contact your assigned case manager or Planning and Development’s Zoning Counter at (805) 568-2090.  Also view the FEMA Interactive Recovery Map.

Understand the Permitting Process

Rebuilding after a major disaster can often be challenging as owners navigate through the permitting process. The County Planning and Development Department is committed to streamlining the rebuilding effort as much as possible within the current regulatory framework.

Help from Local Architects at No Cost

Free consultations from local architects with the American Institute of Architects in Santa Barbara (AIASB) can help answer your questions about design and architectural needs. Architects are available at the Montecito Center for Preparedness, Recovery and Rebuilding at 1283 Coast Village Circle or by calling 805-845-7887 or emailing

The Center’s hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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105 E. Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 211