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

5/28-5/29: Central's Children's Library will be closed due to construction work.

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

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

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Contact

Building & Safety Counter
(805) 564-5485
CDBuildingCode@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

Creeks Division
(805) 897-2658
Creeks@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

Fire Prevention
(805) 564-5702
FireInspectors@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

Planning Counter
(805) 564-5578
PlanningCounter@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

Public Works Counter
(805) 564-5388
PWCounter@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

Records & Archives Counter
(805) 564-5485 x4548
CDPlan@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

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Counter staff are available to answer general questions through virtual appointments, during walk-in hours, as well as through phone or email. 

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Virtual Appointments

Virtual counter services are available Monday - Thursday, and alternating Fridays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Talk to City staff where you can share computer screens via Zoom. Appointments are scheduled for 20 minutes to answer general questions.

Phone & Email

Phone and email service are available Monday - Thursday, and alternating Fridays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. If we don't pick up when you call, leave your name, contact information, and a brief message, and we will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

Walk-In Hours

Building & Safety, Planning, and Public Works permit counters at 630 Garden Street are open for walk-ins Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon. No appointment is required.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up

The south lobby of 630 Garden St, near the David Gebhard Public Meeting Room, is open for drop-off and pick-up needs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and alternate Fridays.