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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

The Development Review Section provides development review and plan check review for the unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County and, when requested, for the Cities of Santa Maria, Lompoc, Buellton, Solvang, Santa Barbara and Carpinteria.

Need help navigating Flood Control's development review process and understanding the fees?
Start here:

Development Review Process
Ministerial projects have a flat fee, determined by project type, paid directly to Flood Control.

Discretionary projects pay a development review fee to P&D when the project is applied for and pay a plan check deposit to Flood Control when the project has completed the review process.
 
Development Standards   Development Forms
Standard Conditions for Project Plan Approval
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  Forms that may be required prior to Flood Control signing off on permits
Public Works Engineering Design Standards - 2011
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  Agreement for Payment of Processing Fees
Plan check deposit agreement
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15A - Floodplain Management Ordinance
Requirements for developments within FEMA's 100-year floodplain
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  Substantial Improvement Worksheet
Determine if proposed improvements to existing structures in FEMA's 100-year floodplain will cause the structure to be brought into compliance with the Floodplain Management Ordinance - 15A
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15B - Development Along Watercourses Ordinance
Setback requirements for developments along rivers, creeks and drainage courses

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  No Rise Certificate
Must be completed for any work in FEMA's designated floodway
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24-7 - Watercourses - Erecting buildings etc., which obstruct flow   V Zone Certificate
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Tools for determining your flood zone   Owners Maintenance Agreement
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FEMA Flood Zone Look-up
See if a particular property/structure is located in the 100-year floodplain
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  Subdividers Maintenance Agreement
Download or view Flood Insurance Rate Maps from the FEMA Map Service Center   Certificates that may be required prior to Flood Control signing off on occupancy clearance
    FEMA Elevation Certificate
Must be completed for all new or substantially improved structures in FEMA's 100-year floodplain or as directed by the County
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    Tie-down Certificate
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    Drainage Improvement Certificate
     
Engineering Tools   Rainfall Curves
SBCFC Policy Letter on Commercially
Available SBUH Programs

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  Rainfall Coefficient vs Rainfall Intensity
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Rational Program - Excel File
Program to calculate peak flow discharges for small watersheds using the Rational Method
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  Rainfall Intensity-Duration Curves for
Buellton/Santa Ynez

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Rational Program Documentation
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  Rainfall Intensity-Duration Curves for Lompoc
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Low Impact Development Hydrologic Analysis
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  Rainfall Intensity-Duration Curves for Los Alamos
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Professional Liability for Construction in
Flood Hazard Areas

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  Rainfall Intensity-Duration Curves for
Santa Maria/Orcutt

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FEMA Coastal Construction Manual
Guidance document to meet FEMA's requirements for construction in the coastal areas of the County
  Rainfall Intensity-Duration Curves for Sisquoc
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    Rainfall Intensity-Duration Curves for South Coast
     
Community Rating System   Flood Hazard Determination
The County of Santa Barbara participates in FEMA's Community Rating System (CRS) program and is a CLASS 6 Community.  Due to this participation, residents who live in the unincorporated areas of the County receive a 20% reduction on their flood insurance premium.

What is the CRS Program?
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Do you need Flood Insurance?

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FEMA National Flood Insurance Program
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Download FEMA forms
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FEMA Floodplain Management Publications
  Has your lender requested that you get a Flood Hazard Determination (FHD) or Base Flood Elevation (BFE)? Please send an email to Flood Control’s Development Review section and we will gladly help you in this process. Please provide the following information:

• Your name
• Phone number
• Address of property and/or Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN)
• If there is more than one structure, which structure the request is for.

There is a $40 fee for this service and you will typically receive a response within one business day. What will you receive? An official Santa Barbara County form with the BFE (where available) determined and/or checked by a Certified Floodplain Manager, information as to whether or not the structure is located in a FEMA designated 100-year floodplain and a copy of the current effective Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) in the area of your inquiry.
     
Other Information
Topographic Maps
Download the latest topographic maps of the county in both PDF and DWG file format (Not all areas of the county are covered and print versions are no longer available)
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  Benefit Assessment Report
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Benefit Assessment Overview
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Historic Aerial Photos   Lien Elimination for 2007 Benefit Assessment (Instrument No. 2007-0046226)


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Last updated: February 8, 2017

 
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