Construction & Land Development


As part of the City’s annual Holiday closure, the City of Santa Barbara Community Development Department and Public Works offices and services will be closed from Friday, December 22, 2023 through Monday, January 1, 2024.  The Office will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

Building and Safety Inspections will continue to be scheduled for the dates of December 27th-29th.

Public Works Inspection will be available all weekdays during the closure with the exception of December 25, 2023, and January 1, 2024.

There will be no Accela Citizen Access services available to accept permit applications or review plans from December 20, 2023, 4:30 pm, to January 2, 2024, 8:30 am.

For a complete list of closures, please visit the City’s Holiday Closures Page

Welcome to the City of Santa Barbara's Permit Center. We're here to help with your construction and land development permitting and approval needs.



Contact Us

Building & Safety
(805) 564-5485

Creeks Division
(805) 897-2658

Fire Prevention
(805) 564-5702

(805) 564-5578

Public Works
(805) 564-5388

Records & Archives
(805) 564-5485 x4548


Walk-In Hours
Monday through Thursday
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PT)

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PT)

Alternate Fridays
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PT)
Calendar of Closed Fridays