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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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We’d like your feedback regarding the services the County of Santa Clara Department of Planning and Development has provided during the County’s Shelter in Place Order to address the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Since March 2020 our Department has moved to a remote services platform, using electronic plan submittal, review and permitting, and video conferencing, among other remote communication tools to provide service to our customers.

We’d appreciate your feedback regarding these services and the absence of in-person services.

Please take a moment to complete the survey at the link below – the majority of questions are multiple choice and this should just take you a few minutes to complete.

Service Survey

Thanks for your time and we look forward to receiving this feedback from you

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