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Who will review your application?
Planning & Development
Planning and Development Staff are the primary contacts for permit requests. They determine whether your development proposal conforms to State and local planning regulations and they complete or coordinate any environmental review required by State law. Your Planning and Development planner works closely with other department representatives and will represent the County at any public hearings on your project. Once your project is approved, Planning and Development issues any required Land Use, Grading or Building Permits.
County Agencies / Departments
While not every application is reviewed by every department, you may want to contact the departments listed below to see what requirements they may have for your project. If your application is for a large development project, Planning and Development will provide an application to these representatives who will review your project together at the Subdivision/Development Review Committee meeting scheduled during the first 30 days of review. If they do review your project, they will send comments in the form of technical advice and analysis and conditions to be applied by the decision maker. Planning and Development synthesizes this information with information obtained by their own research to develop documents and recommendations intended to aid appointed and elected officials in their decision making.
Reviews traffic circulation, roadway capacity and safety issues. Examples:
Reviews site development in relation to streams, creeks, and identified flood hazard zones; drainage. Includes:
Project Clean Water
Reviews new and redevelopment projects for treatment of storm water runoff through infiltration, filtering, or detention. The following projects are subject to special conditions:
Reviews subdivision maps, mergers, lot line adjustments and certificates of compliance. Reviews compliance with Subdivision Map Act requirements, proper monumentation.
Ensures wells, water systems and private sewage disposal systems are designed, constructed, and maintained in accordance to standards.
Reviews potential long-term, construction and operational air quality impacts (e.g., dust generation, automobile emissions, construction emissions, and stationary source emissions). Regulates asbestos removal and issues permits for equipment or processes that may cause pollution (e.g., gas stations, dry cleaners, engines, boilers, etc.) More info...
Reviews adequate fire protection access, hydrant location, protection systems and water availability, hazardous material storage and waste disposal. If you are not served by the County Fire Department, contact your local Fire Department for information. Includes:
Reviews potential impacts to local recreational facilities and access (e.g. trails, parks, beach access).
Contact any public services district which has jurisdiction over your property such as a water or sewer district and homeowners associations governing your property. Local school districts usually require fees for development prior to issuance of building permits.
State and Federal
If there is any watercourse drainage or wetland on your property you will probably need permits from the following agencies:
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