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General Questions

Building Counter
(805) 564-5485 x4371
(805) 564-5476 Fax

Division Manager

Tina Dye, CBO
Chief Building Official
(805) 564-5553


Building & Safety


What We Do

  • Building Counter & Plan Review provides guidance for the public and staff for all types of building related issues including preparing and issuing building permits. They review engineering and architectural plans for compliance with state laws, ordinances and health and safety codes.
  • Building Inspection and Code Enforcement perform building inspections for compliance with approved plans, design review details, and conditions. They also investigate in response to citizen and other agency reports of sub-standard and/or dangerous structures. This team also provides technical assistance in assessing the safety of structures following a disaster.
  • Records & Archives provide cashiering services for all Land Development transactions. They coordinate and provide for the imaging, storage, archival and accessibility of Community Development Property Records for the community and staff in adherence with State laws and City Council policies.

Staff Contacts

Tina Dye, CBO
Chief Building Official
(805) 564-5485 Ext. 5553

Emil Dilanian
Code Compliance (Enforcement) Supervisor
(805) 897-2567

Tim Dunn
Building & Safety Inspection and
Plan Check Supervisor
(805) 564-5588

Brenda Nielsen
Administrative Clerical Supervisor,
Records and Archives
(805) 897-2653

Jose P. Barajas
Building & Safety Plan Check Supervisor
(805) 564-5566

Chris Short
Senior Plan Check Engineer/Flood Plain Coordinator
(805) 564-5551

Senior Plans Examiner

Jimmy Martinez
Senior Plans Examiner 
(805) 897-2528

Pete Mikelson
Senior Building Inspector - Specialty/QSP
(805) 897-2505

Senior Building Inspector - Code Enforcement

Senior Building Inspector - Electrical Specialist

Michael Rubin
Senior Building Inspector - Plumbing/Mechanical Specialist
(805) 897-1943

Plans Examiner

Raven Rutledge
Plans Examiner
(805) 560-7532

Ed Cateriano
Building Inspector
(805) 564-5598

Timo Rodriguez
Building Inspector
(805) 897-2529

Sam Blackwell
Building Inspector
(805) 564-5548

Brian Kircher
Building Inspector
(805) 564-5580

Teresa Sjoting
Planning Technician I
(805)564-5470 x 4563

Celia Lennon
Planning Technician II
(805)564-5470 x 4549

Sebastian Herics
Building Permit Technician
(805) 560-7566

Terry Lombardi
Building Permit Technician
(805) 564-5567

Dunja Sawka (DJ)
Building Permit Technician
(805) 897-2602

Makayla Davis
Office Specialist II
(805) 897-2670