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Published on: 2/21/2018 10:43 AM
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The mission of the Department of Planning and Development is to protect the county's natural resources; to ensure quality and sustainable community development and affordable housing; and to protect the public health, safety and welfare of our constituents through the application and enforcement of the County of Santa Clara's Ordinance Code and land use policies.​​​​​​​

 

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A reporting tool designed to provide useful information about a parcel's location, jurisdiction, General Plan designation, Zoning, and other data of interest. To access our Interactive Property Profile, which combines our traditional Property Profile app with an Interactive Map, click here.

 

 

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Changing Station 
Equal Access To Baby Changing Stations
County of Santa Clara is considering an Ordinance to require baby changing stations be installed in all new buildings with restroom facilities in public use areas, and the baby changing stations must be available to all genders.
 
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Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Prop 64)
The County's FAQ about the changes that have come to pass after the passing of Prop 64. In Summary: There is a moratorium on commercial cultivation and sales until at least Sept 2018.
 
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Stanford 2018 General Use Permit Application
This is an application for the development entitlement for the next phase of campus land use on Stanford University to extend through the year 2035.

 
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Santa Clara Valley Agricultural Plan
The Santa Clara Valley Agricultural Plan [Valley Agricultural Plan] is a regional effort led by the County of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority (OSA) to conserve Santa Clara Valley’s farmland and ranchland as an innovative climate change mitigation and economic development strategy.
 
Cell Tower 
Wireless Telecommunication Zoning Ordinance Update
The County of Santa Clara is undertaking a Zoning Ordinance amendment for Wireless Telecommunication Facilities. The purpose of the project is to update the Zoning Ordinance with respect to federal and state regulations governing the permitting of such facilities and achieve consistency with recent legal mandates. The project includes proposed amendments to the way such uses are defined for permitting purposes and revised permit requirements and related findings.​​
 
Rezoning 
Rezoning to Eliminate Use of Urban Residential Base Zoning Districts in Rural Areas
The Planning Office has identified three separate areas within the rural unincorporated areas (lands outside city Urban Service Areas) where the current zoning maps apply an urban residential base district, instead of the rural district that should apply. These three areas are being considered for a zone correction.
 
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Tree Preservation and Removal Ordinance Update
The County of Santa Clara is seeking your comments and feedback prior to considering changes in the County’s Tree Preservation and Removal Ordinance. Changes were initiated by the Housing, Land Use, Environment, and Transportation committee (HLUET) regarding department procedures and permitting requirements.
 
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Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) State Law Update
On May 23, 2017, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors adopted Zoning Ordinance amendments relating to secondary dwellings to update County regulations pursuant to the State’s Accessory Dwelling Units law.
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Lehigh Quarry Information
Permanente Quarry is a limestone and aggregate mining operation and cement plant located in the foothills above Cupertino.
 
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Current Development Projects
A list of current development projects subject to public notification, Including:

 

 

 
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Fee Brochure 

Departmental Fees
A list of fees associated with various services our department offers.

 
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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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Building Site Approval Verification Form
If you would like to see if your property is an Approved Building Site, submit the form to our Building Site Approval email address.

 
 

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.

 
 

Permit Status
What is the Status of My Permit? Email our Permit Center to check up on the status of your permit.

 
 

Property Profile
A reporting tool designed to provide the public with useful information about a parcel's location, jurisdiction, General Plan designation, Zoning, and other data of interest. To access our Interactive Property Profile, which combines our traditional Property Profile app with an Interactive Map, click here.

 
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Report a Violation
How to report a suspected violation

 
Property Research 

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

 

 

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

Phone: (408) 299-5770

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