Zoning Administrator

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Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 10 a.m. in the City Council Chambers, 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA.


The Zoning Administrator conducts public hearings and renders decisions on various land use applications including Coastal Permits, Design Permits, Administrative Use Permits, Conditional Fence Permits, Slope Modifications, Variances and related environmental findings.

The Zoning Administrator is responsible for ensuring that all hearings are conducted in accordance with the local and State open meeting laws; and considers the findings of fact and public testimony before rendering a final decision on an application request. Any decision of the Zoning Administrator can be appealed to the Planning Commission within 10 days of final action.

Staff Contact:

The Zoning Administrator is a staff position currently held by Eric Marlatt.

Eric Marlatt, Principal Planner
Planning Department
809 Center Street, Room 206
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

For general Planning/Zoning Questions, please email or call 831-420-5416.

Additional Information:

Signup to receive email notices for future Zoning Administrator meetings; go to eNotifications page and check the Zoning Administrator box.



New Meeting Page Functionality


We are excited to offer our new meetings page functionality. Accessibility of all online Advisory Body agenda packets, minutes and audio files is now available from any Advisory Body webpage to enable easier public access to posted meeting information.  

The Planning Commission, Board of Building Appeals, Zoning Administrator, and Historic Preservation are expected to be available in Fall/Winter 2017.

Should you have questions please contact City Clerk Administrator Bren Lehr at (831) 420-5038.

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