Building Plan Review

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This section of the Building and Safety Division is responsible for review and approval of building permit plans.  Through technical plan review staff helps to ensure the plans and the project will comply with Building Codes and Local Building Ordinances.    

Plan Check Application
Online permit application via Etrakit
Basic Site Plan
Basic Site Plan Requirements Non-Residential Plan Submittal Checklist
Plans Requiring an Architect or Engineer
Residential Plan Submittal Checklist
Residential Plan Submittal Checklist (en Espanol)
Grading & Drainage Plan Standards
Pre-reroofing Permit Application (residential)
Fax permit roofing application (residential)
Pre-reroof Permit Application (non-residential)
Fax permit roofing application (non-residential)
Fax Permit Application
Hardship Form A
Hardship Form B
Special Inspection Manual and Forms
Solar Permitting Guidebook
Zero-Emission Vehicles in California: Community Readiness Guidebook
Electric Vehicle Permitting Checklist

The Building Division enforces the minimum standards found in the various model codes adopted by the State of California through the Building Standards Commission and as adopted and amended by our City Council. Effective January 1, 2017 these include, but are not limited to;

  • 2016 California Administration Code
  • 2016 California Building Code based on the International Building Code, 2015 Edition
  • 2016 California Residential Code based on the 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2016 California Electrical Code based on the 2014 NFPA 72 National Electrical Code
  • 2016 California Mechanical Code based on the 2015 Uniform Mechanical Code with
  • 2016 California Plumbing Code based on the 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code with
  • 2016 California Energy Code
  • 2016 California Fire Code based on the 2015 International Fire Code
  • 2016 California Existing Building Code
  • 2016 California Historical Building Codes
  • 2016 California Green Building Code
  • 2016 California Referenced Standards Code

Copies may be obtained from the International Code Council at

  • City of Santa Maria Ordinance Adopting and Amending the State Building Codes 

See City of Santa Maria Amendments to the Building Codes

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

E-mail building staff
Staff Directory

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