Amendment to a Previously Approved Land Use Permit

What is the process?

Step 1: Submit Application Package, Plans, and Supporting Docs

The applicant submits a completed application package.

1. Access the Citizen Self Service (CSS) Portal.  

2. Select "Apply" 

3. Select “Planning Applications” 

4. Find the "Land Use Application"

5. Select "Apply

6. Follow the online instructions.

7. Upload a complete application package, plans, and supporting documents.

Step 2: Pay Fees

Planning staff will email invoice. Please pay online here*.

*Make sure to add INV to the invoice number (e.g. INV2020-01234), when searching for the invoice online.

Step 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: Record Subdivision

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

Step 8: 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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