For Information, call 211

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.

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Be Radio Ready

Radio Ready

During an emergency when the power is out and when critical and timely information must get out to the general public, the County Office of Emergency Management will utilize satellite equipment to regularly communicate with designated County radio stations that have generators and can continue to broadcast. Visit this link for a list of stations to check if you lose power and cannot access the Internet.

Contact The County

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