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Planning Department Counter Hours

The Public Counter is Open for In-Person and Phone Visits. Appointment are Required.

Starting September 13th, the Department's Zoning, Building, and Environmental Planning counters are available for in-person or telephone appointments, which can be scheduled Monday through Thursday from 8:00 to 11:30 AM. This appointment system is in addition to the email service that continues to be available during normal business hours. Addresses for email are available here. Click on the button above to schedule an appointment with Zoning, Building, or Environmental Planning staff. Records Room inquiries must be scheduled through the Records Room to ensure that the records will be available for your appointment. Please email:

The next Santa Cruz County Planning Department Planning Commission meeting is being held on: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 beginning at 9:30 am.

*Please see agenda posted here.

Click here

+1 669 900 6833

WEBINAR ID: 820 6361 6571 #

CANCELLED The next Santa Cruz County Historic Resources Commission meeting is being held REMOTELY on: Monday, October 4, 2021 beginning at 9:30 am.

*Please see agenda posted here

To participate using your computer:
Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only):
+1 916-318-9542,,420200732#
Phone Conference ID: 420 200 732#

County of Santa Cruz
Planning Department

To apply for an ePermit (reroof, water heater, etc):

Click Here for the Temporary Use Permit Application

To submit a building permit application
with building plans for review:

For zoning information: or call 831-454-2130

To schedule a discretionary permit intake appointment:
call 831-454-3252
To contact us for information by email: