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  • 09/14/2015- Fee changes took effect on October 5th. Issued permits will be subject to the fee increases if they are not issued prior to October 1st at 3:00 pm (the counter is closed on Fridays).
  • 09/04/2015- Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) is available for public review and comment.  The document is found online here.  The review and comment period on the updated document will run through September 18th, 2015.  The document can also be viewed at the Aptos, Live Oak, Felton and Santa Cruz Main Branches of the Santa Cruz Public Library, and in the Planning Department at the County Administrative Building.  For information contact David Carlson of the Planning Department: (831) 454-3173.  Comments can also be mailed to the Planning Department, 701 Ocean Street, 4th Floor, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.
  • 08/07/2015- New email box for general Zoning questions is now available. Email Zoning questions to It is helpful if you can also include your address or parcel number.

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