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The Records Room, a support function of the Planning Department, began maintaining Planning and Building records in 1956 for projects in the unincorporated areas of Santa Cruz County. Information such as issued building permits, recently finaled permits, active code violation files and recent discretionary files may be found in the Records Room. Many of these records may be viewed and/or photocopied upon request. We offer services such as Duplication, BuildingPermit History Searches, and Record Retrieval On & Off Site. Email the Records Room staff:

Frequently Asked Questions
Common Questions pertaining to Parcel Record Information

Free Parcel Information Report
This report provides zoning, estimated parcel size, Assessor’s data on structure characteristics, old parcel numbers, and permit information back to 1985.

Permit History Search
Permit history is available from 1985 to current. For permit histoy prior to 1985, visit the Zoning Counter or call the Zoning Information Line at 831-454-2130.

Public Records Request Form
To make a request, complete the “Public Records Request Form” and e-mail it as an attachment to Records Room staff:

The Freedom of Information Act 
Detailed Information on the FOIA

California Architects Board  
The California Architects Board (CAB) was created to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public through the regulation of the practice of architecture in California.

License Lookup for California-Licensed Engineers and Land Surveyors  
Look up the current status of California-licensed engineers or land surveyors

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