What We Do

The Department of Planning & Building is one of the County's land-based departments. The Department's roles and responsibilities are related to the development and use of real property. The Department consists of two primary functional areas: Policies & Programs and Permitting. These functional areas work together to support the Department's mission - promoting the wise use of land and helping to build great communities.


Policies & Programs

Sections in policies and programs focus on long-range planning, energy and housing programs. Additional sections provide departmental support for accounting, human resources, and information technology.



Sections in permitting focus on land use permits, environmental review, construction permits, and code enforcement.


Featured News

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County Officials Abate Over 2 Tons of Illegal Cannabis

On June 21, 2018, County Planning & Building and Sheriff's Office served several abatement warrants on properties in California Valley. As a result, over two tons of illegal cannabis were seized...

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State Approves Tri-County Regional Energy Network Business Plan

On May 31, 2018, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), approved an Energy Efficiency Business Plan submitted by a tri-county collaboration that will allow local governments to have...


Property Information

Our interactive Land Use View mapping application can be used to look up property information by assessor parcel number (APN) or address.

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Let us know how we're doing! Please provide your opinions and comments by completing our brief Department of Planning & Building customer survey.

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