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Department of Planning and Development

Department staff is supporting the County’s efforts addressing the SCU Lightning Complex Fire, reducing our resources to support Department operations. Please expect a delay in our services during this time.

SCU Fire Rebuild and Recovery Information 

Covid-19 Department Response

In accordance with the “Shelter In Place (SIP)” order issued by the County of San​​ta Clara Health Officer​​, for the COVID-19 Pandemic the Department of Planning and Development (DPD), is providing online / electronic and virtual services to the public. When remote online / electronic virtual services are not achievable the DPD office is open by Appointments only.

The Department has approved three-month extensions to all land use applications and building / construction applications and permits that were active between March 17, 2020 and July 1, 2020.

Details about the Department's Services during Covid-19.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​​Common Clicks​​​​
Property Profile
Useful information about a parcel.
Email our Permit Center to check up on the status of your permit.
​​​In Progress & Under Review​​​
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The County of Santa Clara is updating the Stanford University Community Plan​ (“Community Plan”). Visit the project website to sign up for updates, learn more about the project, view meetings and submit your comments.
The County of Santa Clara is proposing a Countywide Inclusionary Housing Ordinance that would apply to the development of three or more housing units in the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County
Farm Worker Housing
The County of Santa Clara is proposing Zoning Ordinance amendments to streamline the permitting process for agricultural employee housing.
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First Community Stakeholder Group (CSG) Meeting - June 10, Wednesday at 6 pm via Video Conference.
What's New​​
Accessory Dwelling Unit
A series of California State Laws impacting the development of ADUs go into effect on January 1, 2020. The County updated its Ordinances to reflect these new laws. The new ordinance is effective March 10, 2020.
RV Park
The Department is proposing several amendments to the County’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance in relation to RV Parks.

Public Meeting Calendar​​

Upcoming Meetings

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