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Legal Holiday
P&D offices closed in observance of Memorial Day. Monday May 30th, 2016 is a legal holiday and all Planning and Development offices will be closed.
Medical Marijuana. On January 19, 2016, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors adopted Medical Marijuana Regulations. Please click here to view the new regulations and frequently asked questions.
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:
Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) was signed into law by Governor Brown in 2014 and amended in 2015. SGMA provides a framework for the sustainable management of groundwater supplies by local agencies. For more information, please refer to the County of Santa Barbara Water Agency’s website: http://cosb.countyofsb.org/pwd/pwwater.aspx?id=51272
Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan. On October 20, 2015, the County Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing and adopted the Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan (EGVCP). Please click here to review project information, including hearing materials, the EGVCP, and the Final EIR.
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 Regulations Restrict Irrigation. On December 1, 2015 Governor Brown issued an Executive Order to reduce irrigation with potable (drinking) water on new and rehabilitated landscapes. The Executive Order is being implemented through the State Green Building Code and the County’s Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance Application. The new standards went into effect on December 1, 2015. All landscape plans must comply with the most stringent applicable regulations regarding irrigation.
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. A contractor 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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