The Development Review Division reviews private development projects for consistency with State and local planning laws, ordinances, and the comprehensive plan policies. The division also performs environmental review pursuant to State and local CEQA guidelines for all applicable projects. 

This division has office locations in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.

Click here to access the Development Codes. 

For information regarding the status of your current application, click here.

To locate digitized historic files for your property, click here.

Development Review Division projects, click here.

Staff Contact Information


Development Review Division  
Contact our Zoning Counter Phone Contact 
South County Counter (Santa Barbara office) (805) 568-2090
North County Counter (Santa Maria office) (805) 934-6251
Name  Email Contact 
Travis Seawards, Division Deputy Director
Counter Operations - North and South  
Name Email Contact 
Joe Dargel, Division Supervisor
Alejandro Jimenez, Planner
Kimberley McCarthy, Planner
Mark Walter, Planner
Permitting - North  
Holly Owen, Division Supervisor
Erick Gomez,
Tina Mitchell, Planner 
Shannon Reese,   
Ben Singer,

Permitting - South  
Alex Tuttle, Division Supervisor 
Tess Harris, Division 
Willow Brown, 
Nereyda (Rey) Harmon, 
Veronica King, 
Nicole Lieu, Planner 
Travis Lee, Planner 
Ciara Ristig, 
Delaney Roney, 
Chris Schmuckal,
Sean Stewart, 
Permitting and Enforcement - Cannabis   
Petra Leyva, Division Supervisor 
Kathryn Lehr, Division 
Gwendolyn Beyeler, 
Dara Elkurdi, 
Sarah Marshall,
Analise Merlo, 
Stephen Peterson, Planner
Alia Vosburg,