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Planning Department Counter Hours

The Public Counter is Open for In-Person and Phone Visits. Appointments are Required.

The Department's Zoning, Building, and Environmental Planning counters are available by in-person or telephone appointments, which are scheduled Monday through Thursday from 8:00 to 11:30 AM. An appointment is required, please self schedule your time here. Appointments ensure you will have a time certain conversation wtih a staff person in the right topic area. 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. 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 Planning Commission meeting is being held on: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 beginning at 9:30 am.

*Please see agenda posted here.

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+1 669 900 6833

CONFERENCE ID: 818 3690 0947 #

The next meeting of the Santa Cruz County Historic Resources Commission is being held on: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 beginning at 9:30 am. This is a remote public hearing.

*Please see agenda posted here: Historic Resources Commission (

To participate using your computer (Microsoft Teams Meeting):
Click here to join the meeting

To participate by phone, Call 916-318-9542

WEBINAR ID: 837794001#

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 schedule an appointment with a planner here, or call 831-454-2130

To schedule a discretionary permit intake appointment:
call 831-454-3252
To contact us for information by email: