Planning Applications

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Application Procedure

  • Contact a planner at (805) 449-2323 or to discuss your project and determine the appropriate applications to submit.
  • Submit your application online through the Virtual Planning Counter.
  • Once your application has been reviewed, you will be contacted with instructions to submit payment.
  • If you are unable to submit your application online, please contact a planner to make arrangements to submit your application on a USB thumb drive.  Please note that all applications must be submitted electronically as pdf files. Paper documents are no longer accepted.
  • To submit an application for a wireless facility, please call (805) 449-2343. A planner will contact you to discuss your submittal.


Effective June 29, 2020, project applicants are responsible for posting Notice of Application/Hearing signs at project sites.

Effective September 1, 2020, all project applications must be submitted electronically.

  • All applications forms, plans, and other documents must be submitted electronically as pdf files.
  • Paper documents are no longer accepted.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit online. Applicants that are unable to submit online are required to submit pdf files on a USB drive.
  • Applicants preparing paper plans and documents will be required to have the documents scanned to pdf files prior to submittal.

Planning Application Forms

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