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Department of Planning and Development

Published on: 5/28/2015 11:01 AM
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The Department of Planning and Development is the protector of Santa Clara County's natural resources. We work to ensure quality and sustainable community development. We strive to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our constituents through the application and enforcement of County of Santa Clara's Ordinance Code and land use policies.

The Department of Planning and Development is made up of several Offices, each with a specialized role.

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We are Modernizing - Please Excuse Our Dust

We are modernizing and undergoing a Floor Remodel Project with upgrades to the 7th Floor Front Counter and customer service areas. Please bear with us during the ongoing construction between April 27 and June 30, 2015.

OUR PUBLIC SERVICE COUNTER WILL BE OUT OF COMMISSION FOR APPROXIMATELY THREE DAYS IN EARLY-JULY (tentatively from July 6 to July 8, 2015). 

If you need service during this period, please call and make appointments with the project planner, plan checker or other staff.  We’ll update this notice as soon as the reduced counter service dates are confirmed. Again, thank you for your patience during this process.

 

What's New

 

 

 
General Plan Update
The General is in the process of having several of its elements updated.
 
 
Current Development Projects
A list of current development projects subject to public notification, Including:
            • Santa Clara County Jail Replacement; File 10729
            • Stanford Perimeter Trail; File 8464
            • Hindu Temple Expansion; File 5056
            • Cahn Thai Temple; File 10302

 

 

Updated Fees
Several of our fee schedules have been updated.

 

 

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Build on or Improve a Property
Item Information about the permitting process and necessary steps to Build or Remodel a House or another structure.

 
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Report a Violation
How to report a suspected violation

 

Research a Property
Information in regards to projects on a property, Specific property information, and relevants Maps to a property

 

Property Profile
A map tool designed to provide the public with useful information about a parcel's location, jurisdiction, General Plan designation, Zoning, and other data of interest

 
 

GIS Mapping Tools
We create and maintain several maps and mapping applications that can be used to gain information about a property, including development activity, political jurisdictions, hazard areas, land use regulations, and other spatial data.

 

 

Contact Us

 

Location:
70 West Hedding Street
7th Floor East Wing
San Jose, CA 95110

Phone: (408) 299-5770

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