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Fee Resolutions & Schedules
The County of Santa Barbara assesses various fees on all Building permit applications.
The fee schedule amounts reflect the current cost of providing permitting services and enforcing the related regulations and statutes
governing Building and Safety permitting.
Effective August 8, 2012, Building and Safety permit fees increased by 1.3%, pursuant to County Ordinance 4745, March 16, 2010. This adjustment is based on the percent change of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), All Urban Consumers, Los Angeles-Anaheim-Riverside, from January to December of 2011.
The County of Santa Barbara requires payment for all processing costs associated with the review of applications for permits for development and other uses of property as required by the County Zoning Ordinances. Planning and Development reviews each application and determines what permits or other approvals are required and how the California Environmental Quality Act and other state and local regulations apply.
Under the authority of Government Code 66000 et seq. (AB 1600), which allows local
jurisdictions to establish Land Development Fees, the County of Santa Barbara has adopted several fee programs to fund needed
public infrastructure. Some of the established fee programs are imposed countywide, while others apply to specific geographical
areas (e.g., community planning area) within the County.
Development Impact Fees are imposed on new development to pay for their
fair share of the construction costs associated with added public infrastructure (roads, parks, library, etc.)
needed to serve the development.
*not including Goleta and Orcutt Plannning Areas.