Land Use Permit
How to apply, modify, amend, and request a time extension for a land use permit, including business license zoning clearances and general plan administration.
How to apply for a business license zoning clearance for a commercial business, home occupation, and vacation rental.
Application process for a new land use permit including road naming, tree removal, curb waiver, and agricultural exemption.
Modification to Previously Approved Land Use Permit. A Substantial Conformance is a modification to a previously approved subdivision approval.
The proposed modification(s) cannot result in: (1) an increased impact that was specifically addressed during environmental review; (2) a change to any condition of approval; or (3) a change to a project feature that was specifically addressed by the review authority.
Amendment to Previously Approved Land Use Permit. The Department of Planning & Building processes land use entitlements, including amendments to previously approved land use permits.
Initial approval of Land Use Permits and Subdivisions is valid for 24 months (two years). Time Extensions of ONE (1) year may be requested based on the type of project (for example: Minor Use or Conditional Use Permits, and Parcel or Tract Maps).
Click here for a comprehensive table outlining the eligibility and applicable hearing body or approval processes for various types of Land Use Permits and Subdivisions.
Pre-application meetings are coordinated by the Department of Planning and Building to assist members of the public with understanding regulations that are applicable to a specific development project, permitting and development processes for a specific development project or for the resolution of a Notice of Violation from the Code Enforcement Division.