Regulations within the Coastal Zone Pending Review and Certification by the California Coastal Commission
(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) – Through a public process that began in early 2017, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors adopted amendments to the Land Use Development Code, Montecito Land Use Development Code, and Article II for land use in the Coastal Zone to address permitting of cannabis operations in the unincorporated portions of the County. The Board also adopted a Cannabis Business License Ordinance in May 2018. The land use amendments and business license ordinance became operational on Tuesday, June 5 for areas outside of the Coastal Zone. These regulations within the Coastal Zone are pending review and certification by the California Coastal Commission.
County regulations require commercial cannabis operations to obtain a zoning permit from Planning and Development under the local zoning requirements (including any necessary building permits), and a Business License from