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.
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please schedule an appointment by contacting us if you want to have many questions and want to have a more thorough conversation.
SUBMITTALS The City of Solvang Planning Division is starting to accept electronic applications for signs and patio covers. Email the required materials to email@example.com. All other development applications will need to be submitted by appointment.
Signs A complete submittal packet includes the following:
PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST People contact us about obtaining documents pertaining to properties such as site plans or permits. Those items must be released through the public records request process. You can submit a public records request here: Make request - NextRequest - Modern FOIA & Public Records Request Software. We can release site plans without authorization from a licensed professional if the plans are not stamped by a licensed professional.
INFORMATION & SERVICES The Division 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 Manager.
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.