Planning Permits

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Permits are required for a variety of business, construction and development activities within the City of Santa Maria. This Catalog provides information and forms for the variety of permits processed by the Planning Division of the City's Community Development Department. Many of the below forms may be filled out online then printed and brought in person to the Community Development Department for review and signatures.

  1. Affidavit of Mailing List Form 
  2. Barbecue Permit — Charitable Event Form 
  3. Barbecue Permit — Community Event Form
  4. Building Division Information Click Here
  5. Business License Application Form 
  6. CM Zone Form
  7. Employee Housing Form I Frequently Asked Questions
  8. Environmental Clearance Application Form
  9. Estimated Development Fee Worksheet Form 
  10. Fee Schedule Information Click Here
  11. Garage/Yard Sale Permit Application Form
  12. Grading and Drainage Plan Standards Guide 
  13. Home Occupation Regulations Guide
  14. Land Division Process Guide
  15. Landscape Screening of Backflow Prevention Devices Guide
  16. Large Family Daycare Home Requirements Form
  17. Lot Line Adjustment Application Form
  18. M-1 Zone Form
  19. M-2 Zone Form
  20. Merger Application Form | Guide
  21. Permit Checklist Form
  22. Planning Application Form
  23. Preliminary Conceptual Landscape Plan Standards Guide 
  24. Preliminary Grading and Drainage Plan Guidelines
  25. Request For Early Land Use Consultation and Verification Form 
  26. Residential Development Policy & Standards Guidelines
  27. Residential Security Gate Standards Guide
  28. Sidewalk Vendor Application Form I Sidewalk Vendor Brochure I Sidewalk Vendor Brochure en Espanol
  29. Sign Permit Application Form
  30. Site Plan Basic Guidelines
  31. Suggested List of Parking Lot Trees Guide
  32. Telecommunications Application Form
  33. Temporary Outdoor Sales Form
  34. Temporary Sign Application Form 
  35. Wireless Communications Facilities Guidelines 
  36. Zoning Standard Tables
    1. Commercial Zone Summary Table 
    2. Industrial Zone Summary Table 
    3. Residential Zone Summary Table 


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