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What is the process?

Step 1: Submit Application

The applicant submits a completed application package and pays all applicable fees.

Step 2: Review by Staff

Department of Planning & Building staff reviews the application for consistency with applicable land use regulations and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Step 3: Schedule Hearing

Staff schedules the application for a public hearing - either Planning Department Hearing, Subdivision Review Board, or Planning Commission based on the subdivision entitlement type.

Step 4: Reach Decision

During the public hearing, the hearing body considers the application and reaches a decision to either approve, conditionally approve, or deny the application.

Step 5: Appeal Decision (Optional)

Any aggrieved person can appeal a decision to the Board of Supervisors. Projects located within the Coastal Zone can be appealed to (or by) the California Coastal Commission.

Step 6: Record Subdivision

The applicant must record the approved subdivision within two years of its approval date.

Step 7: Extend Approval (Optional)

The applicant may request a time extension, in writing, to extend the approval date for one year. The maximum number of available time extensions is based on the subdivision entitlement type.

Who can use this service?

The owner of the subject property or anyone who is given consent by the owner of the subject property may use this service.

Is there a charge for this service?

Please refer to the Department of Planning & Building Fee Schedule for application fees.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

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Public Information and Permit Processing Online Services

The County’s online permit portal, CSS, will be down and unavailable for public access from Thursday, September 30 at 5:00 PM until Monday, October 4 at 8:00 AM for a system upgrade.

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