Staff-level procedure to review certain miscellaneous activities; such as bingo, public dances and entertainment events.
|Agricultural Building Exemption |
Exemption from standard building permit requirements for certain agricultural buildings.
Request for a higher review authority to reconsider a contested action or condition.
|Architecture & Site Approval |
Committee (ASA) review procedure to evaluate site and structure design for various commercial, industrial and institutional uses.
|Building Site Approval|
Staff-level procedure to comprehensively evaluate and condition an individual lot for single-family residential development.
|Business License Info|
Santa Clara County does not issue business licenses. Link to information about permitting requirements for businesses in unincorporated areas.
|Certificate of Compliance|
Review of historical documents to make a formal determination on lot legality.
|Design Review |
Staff-level review and hearing procedure to consider visual impact issues of proposed development.
Staff-level procedure to evaluate projects where significant earth-moving is proposed.
Staff-level evaluation of home occupation activity based on established home occupation criteria.
|Lot Line Adjustment|
Staff-level procedure to evaluate and effect the minor adjustment of contiguous lot lines.
Staff-level procedure to evaluate and effect the merger of contiguous lots.
|Open Space Easement Compatible Use Determination|
Staff-level evaluation of land as it may or may not comply with applicable open space easement criteria.
Optional project evaluation by County agency staff prior to application submittal.
Staff-level review and hearing procedure to consider certain exceptional or more intensive residential uses.
|State License Clearance|
Evaluation and documentation of County zoning and permitting requirements for a given use as required by a state licensing agency.
Review and hearing procedure to consider the subdivision of land.
Review and bonding procedure for limited temporary residence uses.
Staff-level procedure to evaluate the proposed removal of a protected tree(s).
|Underground Utility Waiver|
Request for an evaluation of special circumstances that may warrant an exception to the requirement for underground utility installation.
Review and hearing procedure to consider major projects; primarily commercial, industrial and institutional uses.
Staff-level review and hearing procedure to consider requests for exceptions to certain development standards.
|Williamson Act Compatible Use Determination|
Staff-level evaluation of an agricultural operation as it may or may not comply with the established Williamson Act criteria.
Formal evaluation of the precise meaning of a particular zoning provision(s) as it may apply to a given situation.
|Zoning Text Amendment / Rezoning|
Review and hearing procedure to consider the revision of a specific zoning regulation(s), or the rezoning of land.