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Planning and Community Development Information Request


Fill out this form if you would like to request public information on permits and other planning and building documents.

If you are requesting building plan, drawings, structural calculations, or reports that are prepared by a licensed architect or engineer please fill out the downloadable Affidavit and return it to Nydia Patino, Records Coordinator, at or by mail to 809 Center Street, Room 107, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

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When research is expected to take longer than ten (10) days, you will be notified within ten (10) days of the date of your request.


Plans for building permits prepared by a licensed architect or engineer are copy righted material and require permission of the architect and/or engineer, as well as permission of the current property owner in order to be reproduced. Please refer to California Health and Safety Code Section 19851.

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    Welcome to the Planning & Community Development Department. Our mission is to enhance quality of life, safety, and civic pride for our community by providing land use and development guidance through responsive, respectful, and efficient public service. The services listed below are to guide you to the resources and information you may need. 

    Not finding what you need? Feel free to call or email us



    Several inspection services are provided including rental, code enforcement, and building and safety.

    Planning & Building Applications


    Depending on whether you are in the building or planning phase of your project, there are different application types. Checking in with Current Planning and the Building & Safety Division is the best place to start.

    Property Complaint
     Submit property complaints through our online portal.
    Public Hearings/Meetings

    The Planning Commission, Historic Commission, and Zoning Administrator are part of the Planning & Community Development Department. Agenda and meeting information can be found  on the Advisory Bodies Page.

    Plans and Programs:


    Planning & Community Development is responsible for maintaining and implementing several plans and programs like the General Plan, Local Coastal Program, and Downtown Plan. Check in with Advance Planning to learn more and stay up-to-date. 

     Register Your Rental Property
     Property registration is required for long-term rentals either through the Residential Rental Inspection Program.


    Policy and Ordinance Updates

    Visit our Policy and Ordinance Updates page to learn more about new policies, such as our Outreach Policy, and upcoming meetings regarding Accessory Dwelling Units, and more.

    Have Comments about the webpage? Our goal is to constantly improve our site to better guide you. Your input is critical in making sure information here is helpful and relevant to your needs.  If you have feed back please use our customer survey or email us.