Community and Economic Development

COVID-19: Community Development Building Closure (PDF)

In response to COVID-19, effective March 18, 2020 and continuing until at least May 31, 2020, most City facilities, including Santa Paula City Hall and the Community Development Building will be closed to the public. Most City staff will remain available via phone or email. For information on permit issuance, plan check services, and inspections during this closure, click the link in the heading above or visit the Building and Safety Division page.

Updates for Businesses Regarding COVID-19

The developments over the last week regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) are rapidly evolving. While county, state, and federal agencies take the lead to address the public health-related concerns related to the virus, our office is also working closely with the County, Ventura Chamber of Commerce and other key partners to assist our local businesses through the developing economic impacts.

Click here for the May 7, 2020 update to protocols for retail businesses.

Click here to view a letter from the Community and Economic Department addressing local businesses during this time.

More information and resources for local businesses can be found on our COVID-19 page. To be directed to that page click here.


The Community and Economic Development Department improves people’s lives through responsible planning, project review, building, inspections, and the promotion of a wide variety of development types. The department strives to serve all of its customers in a prompt, efficient, and ethical manner.

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