Mission Statement

The mission of the Planning Department is to: Guide land use and development consistent with the General Plan, Building Codes and related regulations, by providing accurate, timely and courteous professional and technical services to our customers, to maintain the County's unique quality of life, protect public safety and the environment and to promote economic vitality for current and future generations.

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What's New & Announcements:

Our office will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day

**We've updated our Fees and Policies & Procedures, Resolution 186-2019.  View it here.** 

This is effective December 22, 2019.


We're currently experiencing a substantial increase in permit applications. As a result, the turnaround times for plan checks and permit reviews are taking longer than usual . We apologize for the inconvenience. Please know we are diligently working to get your plan check and/or permit review completed as quickly as possible so your permit can be issued. You can check on the status of your permit through our online Permit Status link on the Building and Planning Services web pages. If you have any questions, please call our Ombudsman, Katie Rider, at 530-621-5352.

New Historic Design Zoning Overlay Webpage 


El Dorado County Vegetation Management and Defensible Space

Costco Fact Sheet (Updated 6/28/2019)

    Need help with a permit or planning issue? Click HERE to contact the Planning and Building Department's Ombudsman.

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