Planning Division


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Planning Division

Contact Us:

ThePlanning Division is available for consultation and application review services weekdays (excluding holidays) from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm. If you have questions about land divisions, use permits, General Plan amendments, zone changes, variances and a number of ministerial planning permit applications, please use the informational links provided, visit us at our public counter, or give us a call.


Main Phone: (707) 253-4417   Toll Free: (877) 279-2976
Main Fax: (707) 253-4336   Main E-mail  

Services & Programs

Public Counter

The Division's Public Counter is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., and is your place to speak with a planner, find property information and uses, and apply for a permit.

Current Projects

The Department regularly posts information about major planning projects. A list of major current projects can be found here.

Pre-Application Meetings

Schedule a consultation meeting with a planner to review your project and ideas, and avoid common submittal and processing pit-falls. Contact us for an appointment. 

Other Department Information

Housing Element cover 2014

Draft Final 2014 Housing Element Update

We are working to update the Housing Element of the County's General Plan and now have draft final documents. Public input and official review will continue to happen during spring and early summer.

HIA - Draft Final Housing Needs Assessment 3-24-14 for HCD Review
HIA - Draft Final Housing Policy Document 3-24-14 for HCD Review
Draft Housing Element Needs Assessment
Draft Housing Needs Policy Document

Environmental House Planning

Current Project Information

Find documents and information about major projects, development applications, and other Department work programs.

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Quick Permit Plans

Quick Permits

Get a permit in 10-days! The Building Division offers permits in ten days or less for some select permit types. Is your project ready!

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