Step 4: Building Process

Building Process 

1.     Submit Application and Building Plans.  Once you have obtained a Permit Exemption, De Minimis Waiver, or approved Planning permit, submit an application and plans to the Building and Safety Division.

2.     Complete Building Plan Check Process. The Building and Safety Division will  complete the first building plan check for single family dwellings within approximately two weeks upon receipt of an application and plans. Accessory structures will be reviewed within 30 days from the date of submittal.

For questions regarding the Building Permit process, contact the Building and Safety Division at (805) 568-3030.

3.     Once Building Permit is Issued, Hire a Licensed Contractor and Set a Building Schedule.  A list of contractors is available through the Santa Barbara Contractors Association.   The Contractors State License Board protects California consumers by licensing and regulating the state’s construction industry. Visit their Disaster Help Site to read their tips and resources for working with contractors.

Contact Office of Emergency Management

4408 Cathedral Oaks Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Phone: 805-681-5526