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Code Compliance
(805) 897-2676

Mailing Address
City of Santa Barbara
Community Development Code Compliance
PO Box 1990
Santa Barbara, CA 93102


Code Compliance


Building and Zoning Code Violations on Private Property

The City strives to maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment. In addition to working with residents, business owners, and neighborhood and professional associations to seek voluntary compliance with City laws and codes, the Community Development Department investigates and enforces certain types of alleged violations.


Code Compliance will investigate these types of building code issues:

  • Substandard/Unsafe buildings
  • Illegal dwelling units, including garage conversions
  • Work without a permit (e.g. electrical, plumbing, structural)
  • Illegal grading, excavating, or cut/fill
  • Asbestos, lead paint, mold

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