Building Counter & Plan Review Services

Provide project review, permit issuance, and customer service for property owners, the development community, and internal customers to ensure a safely-built environment in accordance with state and local laws.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

Review engineering and architectural plans for compliance with state laws and ordinances including the California Building Code, State Title 24 Energy and Disabled Access Regulations, and Health and Safety Codes.


Issue over-the-counter building permits each year for minor projects.


Prepare and issue building permits


Prepare and maintain reference materials for public and staff use in both hard copy and electronic formats.


Help manage and maintain the permitting process.


Provide building code expertise, interpretation, and guidance for the architectural and engineering communities, as well as the general public and City staff for all types of building code related issues.


Provide Floodplain Management expertise, interpretation, and guidance for the architectural and engineering communities, as well as the general public and City staff for National Flood Insurance Program related issues.


Assist in updating and adding functionality to the City’s permit tracking database as needed and requested.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023

Participate in the continued development and maintenance of On-Demand permits with same day permit issuance.



Improve customer services by having all Permit Technician staff review & approve minor plan checking, such as window replacement, bathroom and kitchen remodels.



Ensure that the expedited review of City priority projects such as ACCELERATE, economic priority projects, public safety projects, etc. are completed within the promised due dates.




Improve the timelines of our services by providing focused plan review to keep number of plan review rounds to three or less on small to large projects as defined in LDT E-Plan Check Matrix.



Amend Santa Barbara Municipal Code 22.04 for the 2021 California Building Standards Commission Triennial Code Adoption Cycle.

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Authorized Positions

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MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023

OTHER PROGRAM MEASURES