City of Goleta Launches Online Public Portal for Permits and Licenses

Have you checked out the City’s new online portal system? For the first time ever, you can now apply for and track permits and licenses online using the City of Goleta’s new Magnet Permit Tracking System Public Portal. The City launched the new user-friendly, intuitive Public Portal in mid-March, and whether you are a resident, business owner, permit applicant or just curious, we encourage you to check it out live on the City website or access it directly at  

With the City’s new online Public Portal system, you can:

  • Apply for a Planning Permit
  • Apply for a Building & Safety Permit
  • Apply for a Public Work Permit
  • Apply for a Business License
  • Renew a Business License
  • Check Case Status
  • Obtain Permit Records for a Parcel
  • Request an Inspection
  • Look at Mapping Information
  • Report an Issue

The streamlined system is designed to be a one-stop location to make existing permit records available to the public, allow permit applications to be made online, and make it easy for the community to track the status of an application or a development project.

Staff presented the new system to City Council at the March 16, 2021 meeting. View the staff report and presentation here:

Click here to try the new Public Portal system.