Mission Statement

Guide land use and development consistent with the General Plan, Building Codes, and related regulations, by providing accurate, timely, and courteous professional and technical services to our customers, to maintain the County's unique quality of life, protect public safety and the environment and to promote economic vitality for current and future generations.


 What's New


  Writ of Mandate from the Superior Court of the State of California

The executed Writ of Mandate suspends approval of construction and Oak Woodland removal permits in the Highway 50 corridor, defined as the mapped Important Biological Corridors (IBC) running north to south of Highway 50.

Executed Writ of Mandate

Important Biological Corridor Map

  On-Call Planning Services Consultants

El Dorado County is offering On-Call Planning Services Consultants to assist with discretionary project application processing including Planning Review and CEQA Analysis.  Click here for more information

  Planning Commission


During this time, Planning Commission meetings will be limited to hear only those items related to immediate health-life-safety issues and those where social distancing can be achieved. Technology allowing remote participation is being utilized. Please contact (530)621-5355 if you have a question regarding an agenda item or a project in your area.

  We're all in it together during this uncertain time!

The Planning and Building Department is committed to providing you with the best customer service.  Our lobby is currently open to the public. We're experiencing a substantial increase in permit applications, and as a result, the turnaround times for plan checks and permit reviews are taking longer than usual. Please know we are diligently working to get your plan check and/or permit review completed as quickly as possible so your permit can be issued. 

You can check on the status of your permit through our online Permit Status link on the Building and Planning Services web pages. If you have any questions on the permit process or your building permit, please call us at  (530) 621-5315. For other questions please reach out to our Ombudsman, Katie Rider, at 530-621-5352.  We apologize in advance for any delay you may encounter.

 Announcements


  • PUBLIC NOTICEGeneral Plan Biological Resources Policy Update - The County of El Dorado Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on October 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. to consider the General Plan Biological Resources Policy Update.
  • Zoning Ordinance – Major Amendments to Title 130 –  Ordinance No. 5127 adopted by the Board of Supervisors September 1, 2020 (Effective October 1, 2020)
  • Subdivisions Ordinance – Amendments to Title 120 –  Ordinance No. 5128 adopted by the Board of Supervisors September 1, 2020 (Effective October 1, 2020)
  • Zoning Ordinance – Update to Chapter 130.41 (Commercial Cannabis - Fingerprinting Amendment allows more discretion to the Sheriff's Office when requiring fingerprinting, for any owners having a share of 5 percent or less of a commercial cannabis business) – Ordinance No. 5123 adopted by the Board of Supervisors June 9th, 2020 (Effective July 10th, 2020)
  • Zoning Ordinance – Update to Chapter 130.42 (Cultivation of Cannabis for Personal Use) – Ordinance No. 5122 adopted by the Board of Supervisors May 5th, 2020 (Effective May 5th, 2020)

  • Zoning Ordinance – Update to Chapter 130.41 (Commercial Cannabis) – Ordinance No. 5124 adopted by the Board of Supervisors May 12th, 2020 (Effective June 11th, 2020)
  • 2004 El Dorado County General Plan-Update to Chapter 10-Economic Development Element-Resolution No. 216-2019 adopted by the Board of Supervisors December 10, 2019