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Inspections@SantaBarbaraCA.gov 

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Mailing Address:
City of Santa Barbara
Community Development Dept.
Building & Safety Division, Inspections
PO BOX 1990
Santa Barbara, CA 93102

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Remote Video Inspections

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Remote Video Inspection is an alternative to an on-site inspection.
 

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Preparation for Remote Inspections

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Prepare for Remote Video Inspection
  • Prior to the inspection, ensure that the necessary tools based on type of inspection are readily available. For example, carry a tape measure, level, GFCI tester, step ladder (for close ups of ceiling), etc.
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Prepare to Receive Remote Video Inspection Call
  • Make sure the device being used during the inspection is fully charged.
  • Be ready to accept a video call at the scheduled time and respond to requests from the City Building Inspector.
  • Have the required tools (tape measure, level, GFCI tester, step ladder, etc.)
  • Turn off the devices notifications during the video call.
  • Notifications freeze the video call and will cause delays to the inspection or could require the inspection to be rescheduled.
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The Inspection
  • Begin the inspection at street view looking at structure with the address showing
  • Follow the directions of the City Building Inspector
  • Walk inspection in clockwise direction
  • Walk inspection from the 1st floor) to top floor (if multiple floors)
  • Make note of any items that the City Building Inspector states needs correcting
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Inspection Results
  • The inspector will inform you at the end of the video call if the inspection has passed or failed.
  • The inspector will update the permitting status after the video call is completed.
  • The day following the inspection, comments will be available for you to view in Accela.
  • In the event an inspection is not successful and corrections are given, it is the responsibility of the Permittee (Contractor, Architect, or Owner) to write down the corrections, and call for a re-inspection.