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The next Santa Cruz County Planning Department Planning Commission meeting is being held on: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 beginning at 9:30 am.

*Please see agenda posted here.

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+1 669 900 6833  or  +1 253 215 8782

Webinar ID: 880 2671 0346

The next Santa Cruz County Historic Resources Commission meeting is on Monday, April 5, 2021 beginning at 9:30 am, and will be held online. Participation via telephone is also an option. Please see agenda posted here: Planning Agenda (

To watch, listen and participate using your computer: Click here to join the meeting.

You will need a computer with a microphone to provide comments.

Participation by phone is required only if you are using a computer without microphone and wish to provide comments, or wish to participate and do not have access to a computer. To participate by phone, call +1 916-318-9542. The conference ID is 372 960 161#

For detailed instructions, click here.

ADU and TINY HOME regulations are being updated! 

Watch the March 16, 2021 Community Meeting: MARCH 16 COMMUNITY MEETING RECORDING. Attend the Planning Commission study session MARCH 24 at 9:30 AM. Visit the ADU webpage to learn more and join the conversation.

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)