Kelly McAdoo starts her role as new City Administrator May 20th! Read more.


All SBPL locations will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.

5/21/24 - 7/14/2024: Eastside Library will be closed due to construction work.

Central Library's Book Drops will reopen on June 10th. Please come inside or visit a branch to return items.

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Building & Safety Counter
(805) 564-5485

Creeks Division
(805) 897-2658

Fire Prevention
(805) 564-5702

Planning Counter
(805) 564-5578

Public Works Counter
(805) 564-5388

Records & Archives Counter
(805) 564-5485 x4548


Apply for a Permit


Submitting Applications with Accela Citizen Access Permit Portal

Accela Citizens Access (ACA) is the City's construction and land development permit portal. Apply for permits, check plan review statuses, upload resubmittals and corrections, and pay fees all through your own Accela account. Even without an account, you can research recent permits for any property. Each division has guides tailored to their unique applications.

For forms and applications for submittal, click here.


*Building Permit Applications have been taking longer than usual due to staffing shortages, volume of applications, and workloads.

Create a User Account

To use the City's Permit Portal, you must first create a user account. For a step-by-step guide, click here.

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