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The next Santa Cruz County Planning Commission meeting is being held on: Wednesday, December 09, 2020 beginning at 9:30, online and via telephone.

  • To Listen or participate by phone, call (831) 454-2222. When prompted, enter collaboration code 790751#
  • Link to Meeting: Planning Commission Meeting

For more information on how to participate, click here.
*Please see agenda posted here.

County offices will be closed on dates that the Board of Supervisors has approved furloughs of staff to reduce the County budget.  Click here for furlough dates.

County of Santa Cruz
Planning Department
Beginning June 3rd the Planning Department will offer appointments for certain services, in addition to services that are available through a variety of electronic methods. Walk in visitors cannot be served at this time.
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 and to make an appointment: or call 831-454-2130

To schedule a discretionary permit intake appointment:
call 831-454-3252
To contact us for information or to schedule an appointment:
(Masks will be required for all appointments)