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Planning Services

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Planning Services is the primary contact for permit requests. We determine whether your development proposal conforms to state and local planning regulations. Further, we complete or coordinate any environmental review that is required by California state law. Planning Services works closely with other department representatives, and we will represent the county at any public hearings for your project. After your project is approved, Development Services, specifically Planning and Building, will issue any required land use, grading, and building permits.

Numerous on-line tools and resources are available to assist you through the process. Perhaps the best place to begin your research is the Parcel Data lookup screen. You will find parcel specific information such as zoning, General Plan land use designation, and applicable fire district.

While not every application is reviewed by each department, you may want to contact the departments listed below to determine what, if any, conditions could be required for approval of your project. This list is by no means all-inclusive. Rather, it is to serve as a basis from which to begin your research and, in turn, to facilitate quicker processing times.

Upon submission of a formal application, your project will be distributed to any and all applicable departments and agencies. These agencies, along with a representative from Planning Services, will review your project together at a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting which will be scheduled early in the planning process. When your project is reviewed, each respective agency will provide comments in the form of technical advice, analysis, and conditions of approval to be applied by the decision making body. Planning Services compiles their comments, along with information obtained through our own research, to develop documents and a recommendation intended to aid elected and appointed officials in their decision making.

Listed below is the name of each reviewing department, its current representative, and examples of the types of issues reviewed by each: