The purpose of the Planning and Community Development Division is to plan for, and promote reasonable and productive long-term uses of land, which foster environmental protection and economic prosperity within the city. Solvang is a unique community with its historic past and its desire to preserve, protect and promote the Danish and Northern European architectural design theme so prevalent in the Downtown Village.
Sign permits can be emailed to the Planning Division.
Please include the following items;
Details on the sign(s) including colors and materials
Patio Covers can be emailed to the Planning Division
Please include the following items:
Site Plan of the property
Colors and materials
All other development applications will need to be submitted by appointment.
Information & Services
The Department provides high quality zoning and planning information, and permitting services through a professional public process under policy direction of the City Council, the Planning Commission and the Planning Director.
Due to COVID-19 transmission risks, the Building Division is open Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment for application submittals and/or permit issuance.
Electronic submittals are allowed for the following only:
Patio covers (Planning and Building reviews)
Signs (Planning and Building reviews)
Photovoltaic Systems (residential roof mounted only) (Building review)
FAU and/or AC applications
Water Heater applications
Residential electric meter upgrades
Residential reroof application
Sewer pipe replacement
All other applications must be submitted in person to Planning Department and Building Department. Please contact the Planning Department at Planningdept@cityofsolvang.com for submittal requirements and appointment times.