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Contact

Code Compliance
CDCodeCompliance@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

Mailing Address
City of Santa Barbara
Community Development Code Compliance
PO Box 1990
Santa Barbara, CA 93102

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Code Compliance

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Building and Zoning Code Violations on Private Property

The City strives to maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment. In addition to working with residents, business owners, and neighborhood and professional associations to seek voluntary compliance with City laws and codes, the Community Development Department investigates and enforces certain types of alleged violations.

Sections

Code Compliance will investigate these types of building code issues:

  • Substandard/Unsafe buildings
  • Illegal dwelling units, including garage conversions
  • Work without a permit (e.g. electrical, plumbing, structural)
  • Illegal grading, excavating, or cut/fill
  • Asbestos, lead paint, mold

Report a Violation

On October 12, 2023, “Reporting a Violation” began transitioning to SB Connect, our new mobile app that replaces email, on-line forms and voicemail messages. SB Connect is an innovative mobile application designed to revolutionize the way residents engage with their local government, so that you can report issues and make service requests with ease. Download the app today SB Connect App or submit via the City's SB Connect webpage.

Phone Phase Out: As of October 12, 2023, Requests for Investigation/Complaints were no longer accepted by phone/phone message.
Forms Phase Out: As of November 17, 2023, on-line forms and hard copy forms are no longer accepted.

Guide-Submit Request for Investigation thru SB Connect

*Please contact Code Compliance if accessibility circumstances necessitate assistance.

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