County of Santa Barbara Long Range Planning Division

Goleta Design Guidelines

goleta  houseThe unincorporated eastern Goleta Valley region of Santa Barbara County is well-known for the scenic beauty of its mountains, seascapes and the expanses of its open spaces. Because of the importance of the area's visual character, guidelines are being developed to help maintain the high quality of Goleta Valley's neighborhoods.

The purpose of the Design Guidelines is to maintain the high quality of Goleta Valley's neighborhoods by developing reasonable, practical, and objective guidance to assist residents, home-owners, and designers in identifying the key building characteristics and components that define the character of a neighborhood which can be used as a guide in designing new or remodeled single family homes

Allen Bell, Supervising Planner:


(Adopted by the Board of Supervisors on November 21, 2006. Effective for inland areas on March 1, 2007.)
(Certified by the Coastal Commission on December 14, 2017. Effective for coastal zone areas on December 14, 2017.)

Planning Documents (PDF)

1993 Goleta Community Plan
Goleta Community Plan Addenda and Errata

Goleta Trails Implementation Study