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Due to the need for Department staff to support the County’s efforts addressing the increase in COVID-19 cases, we have less resources to support Department operations. Please expect a delay in our services during this time.


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.

Due to the need for Department staff to support the County’s efforts addressing the increase in COVID-19 cases, we have less resources to support Department operations. Please expect a delay in our services during this time.

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

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Property Profile
Useful information about a parcel.
Permits
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.
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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.

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