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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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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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The fourth CSG Meeting was held on Tuesday at 6:30 pm, March 2, 2021​.
What's New​​
Early morning in late April at Spade & Plow Farm near San Martin, south of San Jose, in Santa Clara County California.
The County of Santa Clara is now accepting applications to the Agricultural Resilience Incentive (ARI) Grant Program for up to $30,000 in grant funding for compost and mulch application, and 25 other pre-approved practices that improve soil health.
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The Department is proposing several amendments to the County’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance in relation to RV Parks.
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The County of Santa Clara has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Z-Best Compost Facility Modifications Project.

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