In a continuing effort to go paperless, Development Services has reduced
the required number of paper copies for application submittal. We are in the
process of updating all of the application forms. Please note that regardless
of the number of copies currently indicated in the checklists below,
Development Services requires a maximum of five copies of each item plus one CD with electronic
files in PDF or Microsoft Word format.
Submittal of the materials required in these application packets does not
necessarily constitute a complete application for purposes of the California
Permit Streamlining Act; the County may require further submittals or
clarification of materials in order for staff to begin processing the project;
if so, you will receive a letter stating what additional material(s) must be
Unless otherwise provided in state law or County Code, all application documents and materials submitted to the Planning and Building Department are uploaded to the publicly accessible e-Trakit program and may be subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act.
If this is a discretionary project (a project
considered by the Zoning Administrator, Planning Commission, and/or Board of
Supervisors), the application will need to be deemed Complete for processing
before the environmental review of the project can be started in accordance
with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). In order to prepare an environmental document
to comply with CEQA, the County may require the applicant to submit additional
information or studies after the application has been deemed “Complete” for
Public Hearing Notification Requirements: Development Projects may be subject to increased
public notification requirements pursuant to Ordinance 5026, effective October 16, 2015. Please
consult with a County Planner during application intake or processing for
Disabilities Act (ADA) Parking Requirements: See California State
Standards. State standards supersede County ADA standards.