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The Planning Department's walk-in hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to Noon.
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View the zoning map (PDF).
View the City’s Municipal Code and indicate which zoning district you want to review in the search box.
The Planning Department's phone number is 831-440-5630.
Visit the Planning and Building Departments during counter hours so that staff may assist you with zoning information, permitted uses, and details regarding requirements on your plans and the number of copies to submit.
It depends on the type of application and project.
The applicant is then notified if the project has been deemed complete. Scheduling the project before the Planning Commission is determined upon agenda availability and type of environmental review required. Typically, there are two Planning Commission meetings held each month.
No, if the tree is:
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Yes, if the tree is:
Call or visit the Planning Department to obtain a permit application. Complete the application, including all pertinent data, and return it to the Planning Department during counter hours. The City will notify the applicant within 30 days if additional information is required to process the application.
Once the application is deemed complete the appropriate hearings will be scheduled. For Use Permit, Design Review, and Variance Permits, one hearing before the Planning Commission is required. Once the Planning Commission approves the application, there is a 10 day appeal period in which the application could be appealed to the City Council. If appeal in not submitted, then the application is deemed approved. For Land Division or Rezoning Permits, hearings before the Planning Commission and the City Council are required.
The City has an assessor's parcel book which shows each lot within the city. You may visit the Planning Department during counter hours to get a copy of the assessor's parcel map. You may also visit the County of Santa Cruz Mapping website, search for your parcel information, and then click on the assessor's map link.
Yes, if the land area that the unit is placed on does not have an average slope greater than 20% and it is served by a sanitary sewer system.