The Zoning and Development Review section is primarily responsible for processing Discretionary permit applications such as use permits, site development review, rezoning and subdivisions. In addition, we provide a variety of free services to the public regarding parcel specifics such as applicable setbacks, zoning, and development constraints. More complex inquiries may require a fee-supported pre-application consultation.
This web page is intended to be the primary source for public information as it relates to the Santa Cruz County Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 13 of the County Code). If you are unable to locate the information you are looking for after reviewing this page, please contact us on the Zoning Information Line or visit the Zoning Counter.