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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 Zoning Administrator meeting is being held on: Friday, October 01, 2021 beginning at 9:00 am.

*Please see agenda posted here.

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+1 916 318 9542

WEBINAR ID: 779 305 106  #

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: