2022 California Building and Fire Codes


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Santa Barbara
Document Title
2022 California Building and Fire Codes
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
On November 15, 2022, the City of Santa Barbara adopted amendments to the Santa Barbara Municipal Code by Ordinance and by Reference the most current State Building Standards. The amendments to the Municipal Code result in the following: • Changing the requirement for a permit for draining at walls that are exempt from a permit. • Changing permit exemptions for residential retaining walls to include non-retaining walls including masonry and concrete free-standing walls. • Changing the number of required Board of Appeals members to have a Quorum from 5 to 4. • Add provision to facilitate alternate restroom designs. • Changes to include California’s gender-neutral, single-occupancy restroom law.

Contact Information

Julia Pujo
Agency Name
City of Santa Barbara
Job Title
Environmental Analyst
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project is categorically exempt under the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15308. Section 15308 consists of actions taken by regulatory agencies, as authorized by state or local ordinance, to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of the environment where the regulatory process involves procedures for protection of the environment.
County Clerk
Santa Barbara


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