Building Inspection

To safeguard public health, safety and general welfare by providing on-site construction inspections for the citizens of Santa Barbara for verification of minimum requirements established by the California Construction Codes and City Ordinances to ensure structural strength, means of egress facilities, access to persons with disabilities, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation and energy conservation; safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment; and to provide safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

Provide building inspection resources to the public.


Provide Specialty Plan Review for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing for commercial projects.


Perform building inspections each year for compliance with approved plans, design review details, and conditions.


Respond to natural and man-made disasters by providing technical assistance in estimating the safety of damaged structures and real property.


Confirm compliance with construction site, and the installation of post-construction, site storm water run-off regulations established as part of the City's Storm Water General Permit.


Confirm proper and timely permit record closure via final inspection approval, permit expiration or permit cancellation by the permit holder.


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


STAFFING INFORMATION


Authorized Positions

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023

OTHER PROGRAM MEASURES