Planning and Community Development


Department head: Lee Butler

809 Center St, Rooms 107 and 101, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 420-5030

Providing land use and development guidance, this department handles planning, zoning, building and safety issues, including accessory dwelling units. It is the administrative home of the Rental Housing Task Force.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, services will be delivered through alternative means, such as via phone, email, and online submittal. The following are some of the services available:
• Submitting a Building Permit
• Applying for a Business License
• Submitting a Property Complaint 
• Scheduling an Inspection
• Removing a Tree
• Registering a Rental

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