Building Permit Processing

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This section of the Building and Safety Division includes staff support and Permit Technician duties.  Staff can provide you with information on Business License applications, status of current plan checks, history of permits, general rules on timelines and routing procedures, permit fee estimates, plan check deposit amount, information on the number of plans sets required and other related information.

For property zoning, Downtown permits, Conditional Use permits, Planned Development permits or other discretionary or Planning permits please go to the Planning Division homepage.

 Graphic reading Building Permits as a link to that form Graphic reading Plan Check Status? Call (805) 925-0951 ext. 2241 Graphic reading Interactive (online) permit application


 Graphic reading Business license as a link to that form graphic reading business license application as a link to that form


 graphics reading Records and ReportsGraphic reading building permit summary reports for a link to that documentgraphic reading current development activity as a link to that webpage documentgraphic reading past development activity as a link to that documentGraphic reading request for records as a link to that webpage



Contact Us

110 S. Pine St. Room 101
Santa Maria, CA 93458

Counter hours are 8:00 4:00 p.m. Please note: Planning staff is available at the counter between 8:00 a.m. and noon. You may reach us by phone during normal business hours 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Ph.  (805) 925-0951 x2241
Fax (805) 928-8275

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 Agency Links

Local and Business:

Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce


Santa Barbara County:

Planning and Development

Public Health Department

Air Pollution Control District


State of California:

Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

Contractor’s State License Board

Building Standards Commission

Housing and Community Development

Division of the State Architect

Division of Occupational Safety and Health Cal OSHA

Department of Fish and Wildlife

Building Code-related:

International Code Council

International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

National Fire Protection Association

California Building Officials

Central Coast Chapter of the International Code Council

California Energy Commission