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IMPORTANT HOURS UPDATE:
Effective May 23, 2022

Building and Safety Permit Counter hours are modified as follows:
Monday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Alternate Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed alternate Fridays)

Planning and Public Works Counter hours are modified as follows:
Monday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Alternate Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed alternate Fridays)

Hours are subject to change. Please call 805-449-2500 prior to your visit. 


Residential Resale Reports Required

Residential Resale Reports are once again required. Please visit the Residential Resale Report page for more information.

COVID-19 Construction Guidelines

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City has issued protocols applicable to construction sites, construction workers, and home repair businesses.  Download the COVID-19 Construction Guidelines

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About Community Development

The Community Development Department's mission is to be stewards of the City's General Plan, and to assist the community with land development, housing, construction, code compliance, open space, and regional issues, all of which must be kept in balance with the City's environment and resources. Department responsibilities include:

  • Planning Division
  • Building Division
  • Permit Processing
  • Code Compliance
  • Affordable Housing
  • Open Space Acquisition & Management
  • Redevelopment Successor Agency 

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