City’s New Streamlined Permit Portal to Launch March 16

The City of Goleta is launching a new public portal for the community to apply for and track permits and licenses. ­­Peter Imhof, Planning and Environmental Review Director said, “Goleta’s new Permit Tracking System Public Portal will make our permit process easier, more efficient and more accessible for everyone. Goleta residents, property owners and businesses will now be able to apply directly online for all permit types and business licenses. Through the Public Portal, anyone can also check permit status and access permit records by parcel. We are excited to make the new capabilities of the Public Portal available.”     

The Magnet Permit Tracking System Public Portal launches March 16, 2021, and will allow the community to:

  • Apply for a Planning Permit
  • Apply for a Building & Safety Permit
  • Apply for a Public Work Permit
  • Apply for a Business License
  • Renew Your Business License
  • Case Status
  • Inspection Requests
  • Mapping
  • Report an Issue
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Brian Hiefield, Associate Planner, said, “Having worked on this project for the better part of my career at the City of Goleta, I am so happy to finally see all the hard work come to fruition. I look forward to using this system every day for many years to come. I want to extend many thanks to everyone who had a hand in making this happen, most especially Ahmad Zahedi and the entire CSI Magnet consultant team. They really got to know us and our processes very well over the years and as a result we have a great system for everyone to use.”

Lisa Prasse, Current Planning Manager said, “I am very happy that the City has reached this milestone and that we are able to share this useful tool with the community. I want to thank and acknowledge the work of Associate Planner Brian Hiefield and the CSI Magnet team for the incredible effort that has transpired to accomplish this monumental task. Having a publicly accessible permit tracking system is beneficial to aid in improving service and providing information.”

Stay tuned for more information.