Planning Department

The Planning Department provides the following services: current and long range planning, code enforcement, economic development, and staffing for the Planning Commission. The City contracts with the County of Santa Barbara Building and Safety Division for building permit review and issuance and building inspection services. The County may be reached at 805-568-3030 (Santa Barbara office) or 805-934-6230 (Santa Maria office).


Report Issued Pursuant to Government Code Section 65858(d)
Current Project Listing
Current Public Surplus Auction

Project Application

If you are interested in on-line filing, please e-mail your project application, payment processing agreement, and various plans (site plans, elevations plans, etc.) to

If you have any questions, please contact us at (805) 688-7474. If your questions relate to required plans, please arrange to meet with the Planning Department during working hours, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Please make your check payable to the City of Buellton and mail it to P.O. BOX 1819, Buellton, CA 93427.

*Not needed for Zoning Clearances or Land Use Exemptions.

Draft FY 2023-24 Annual Action Plan

The public is invited to review the Draft FY 2023-24 Annual Action Plan, which outlines activities to be undertaken using Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) funds during the upcoming fiscal year. Public comment may be provided by email to, by physical mail to County CSD, 123 E. Anapamu St, Suite 202, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, by fax to (805) 560-1091, or at the Board of Supervisors hearing on May 2 at 9:00 AM.

Project Information and Forms

General Plan Land Use & Circulation Element Update 2021

General Plan Housing Element Update 2023

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