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Rebuilding Montecito - Interactive Map of Affected Properties An interactive map of properties affected by the Thomas Fire and the subsequent January 2018 Storm is available here. Click here for instructions on its use. This map is updated on a periodic schedule and should be used for informational purposes only. For the most up-to-date information regarding your property, please contact the assigned case manager or Planning and Development Zoning Information Counter at (805)568-2090.
Rebuilding Montecito. Staff at Planning & Development are committed to helping Montecito residents navigate the permitting process as the Montecito community begins to rebuild. Click here for more information regarding the rebuilding process.
Hoop Structures Ordinance Amendment. P&D has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Hoop Structures Ordinance Amendment Project. The DEIR was released on January 30, 2018, for 45 days of public review and comment. Comments will be accepted until 5:00 P.M. on March 15, 2018.
NEW - Cannabis Land Use Ordinance. Click here to review the Final Program Environmental Impact Report for the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance and Licensing Program.
Microfiche Images Available Online. P&D has converted our microfiche planning street address files into digital format so that customers can access them online. Converted files are stored through a third-party archival website and may be accessed here. A user guide for the archival website is available here. Microfiche planning permit files are in the process of being converted and will be added as soon as they become available.
Hollister Streetscape. P&D is working closely with the County Public Works Department (PW) to plan important roadway and streetscape improvements for Hollister Avenue-State Street, a 1.25 mile corridor stretching from San Antonio Road/Auhay Drive to State Route 154. P&D and PW presented the Second Draft Conceptual Streetscape Improvements Plan to the South County Board of Architectural Review (SBAR) in a public hearing on July 7, 2017. SBAR members and the community gave us valuable feedback and we are currently revising the plans as well as updating our schedule. We welcome your input at any time and there will be additional opportunities to be involved. Please visit the project website for more information.
Montecito Floor Area Calculator and Project Statistics Worksheet. P&D has revised the Montecito Board of Architectural Review (MBAR) application to include a new interactive PDF that calculates floor area and project statistics for residential projects. Applicants enter project information and statistics into shaded cells. The calculator automatically enters statistics into clear cells. Applicants need to print the calculator on the cover sheet of plans submitted to MBAR. Click here for the revised MBAR application.
Gaviota Coast Design Guidelines. The Gaviota Coast Plan and Design Guidelines were adopted by the Board of Supervisors on November 8, 2016 and are now in effect in the inland portions of the Gaviota Coast Plan Area. The Plan and the Design Guidelines will not take effect in the Coastal Zone until certified by the California Coastal Commission. To view or download the Design Guidelines, please click here. For more information regarding the Gaviota Coast Plan, please visit the Gaviota Coast Planning Area web page.
Simple Greywater Systems. Simple Greywater systems that meet commonsense guidelines may be installed without a permit. Click here for more information.
Protecting the Wildlands Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan. A new brochure highlights new provisions adopted as part of the EGVCP and Land Use and Development Code for the unique mountainous areas of the Eastern Goleta Valley.
New Home Energy Checklist Santa Barbara County’s Energy and Climate Action Plan (ECAP) requires applicants to complete a Home Energy Checklist for residential building permits for additions, alterations, and/or remodels (excluding repair and/or maintenance). This Checklist will provide homeowners the tools they need to inspect the various areas of their homes for potential energy upgrade opportunities. The Home Energy Checklist is available at:
Expedited Plan Review for Small Rooftop Residential Solar Energy Systems. The Santa Barbara County Building and Safety Division is offering 10 days expedited plan review for qualified, small roof-mounted residential rooftop solar energy systems. To determine if your project qualifies for this expedited process, additional information is available here...
New ePV Permit Application Process. Starting December 1st we are offering a new email plan submittal service for roof mounted Photovoltaic systems limited to 10 kW ac power or less. Once an account for billing is approved, acontractor can submit 11x17 plans via email to rmpvpermits@countyofsb.org for our review and approval. The approved and stamped plans will then be emailed back to the applicant for construction within approximately 10 business days. Application package downloaded here...
Water Availability & Permit Issuance
Water Availability & Permit Issuance During the remainder of the declared state and local drought there are additional requirements prior to the approval of a zoning permit for development. For more information, please refer to the Water Availability & Permit Issuance Memo: http://www.sbcountyplanning.org/pdf/misc/water_availability_public072414.pdf

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