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Code Compliance

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Our mission is the enhance the City of Goleta’s quality of life by ensuring and protecting the health, safety and welfare of all residents and visitors.

The Code Compliance Officer function involves the prevention, detection, investigation and enforcement of violations of statutes or ordinances regulating public health, safety, welfare, public works, business activities, building standards, and land use adopted by and applicable within the City of Goleta. 

The City of Goleta’s policy is to achieve voluntary compliance with reported and discovered code violations. Code violations are prioritized based on the severity of the issue. Code violations that present an imminent threat to the health and safety of people and the environment are the highest priority. Other code violations involving building, land use and zoning issues that do not present an imminent threat are investigated in the order in which they are received and as resources allow.

It is the City of Goleta’s policy to attempt to reach final, satisfactory resolutions of all code violation complaints. However, the City recognizes that not all complaints may be resolved to the reporting party’s complete satisfaction due to factors outside of the City’s control and alternative methods of enforcement may be explored.

In some cases, City code violations may also constitute violations of federal and/or state statutes, such as illicit discharges and stormwater regulations established by Regional Water Board and implemented by the Goleta Public Works Department. Another example would be performing building construction without first obtaining the required permits. In such cases, Building and Safety and Code Compliance staff shall address these types of violations directly and notify other federal and/or state regulatory, enforcement and licensing agencies of the violations. 

Many subdivisions and planned communities are subject to private, recorded covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&R’s). The City does not enforce private CC&R’s or civil disputes.

To report a code violation, please use City Assist – Submit a Request or call (805) 961-7556.

Additional Service Contacts

 City of Goleta Building and Safety  (805) 961-7553
 City of Goleta Public Works  (805) 961-7578
 Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s – Non-emergency  (805) 683-2724
 Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office – Goleta Parking Enforcement  (805) 562-5501
 Santa Barbara Rental Housing Mediation (Landlord-Tenant Mediation)  (805) 564-5420
 County of Santa Barbara Animal Services (Animal Control)  (805) 681-5285
 California Department of Housing and Community Development (Mobilehome Parks)  (800) 952-8356