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Department of Planning and Development

Published on: 11/25/2015 3:30 PM

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.​​​​​​​


We are Modernizing - Please Excuse Our Dust

We are undergoing a Floor Remodel Project with upgrades to the 7th Floor Front Counter and customer service areas.  Please bear with us during the ongoing construction.  There will be limited counter access and no Express Plan Check service between November 23 and December 4, 2015 .  We encourage customers to make an appointment with a plan checker, project planner or other staff member to facilitate customer service during this time.


Again, thank you for your patience during this process.


What's New
Lehigh Quarry Public Information Meeting
November 4th, 7PM

Permanente Quarry is a limestone and aggregate mining operation and cement plant located in the foothills above Cupertino.
Stream and Riparian Vegetation Protection Ordinance
File #10683
Santa Clara County is proposing a modification to its ordinance code to protect stream water quality, riparian habitat, and wetland areas in the San Martin area.
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General Plan Update
The General is in the process of having several of its elements updated.
development activity 
Current Development Projects
A list of current development projects subject to public notification, Including:
            • Griffin Darraugh Family Trust 10 Log Subdivision
            • Santa Clara County Jail Replacement; File 10729
            • Stanford Perimeter Trail; File 8464
            • Hindu Temple Expansion; File 5056
            • Cahn Thai Temple; File 10302



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

Phone: (408) 299-5770

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