Community Development Board of Supervisors created the Community Development Department in 2002 in order to provide consolidation of several public services. The Department has 7 full time equivalent employees within 4 functional divisions, including:
  • Airport - Responsible for overseeing airport operations and development.
  • Building - Responsible for building permits, plan review and code enforcement.
  • Planning - Responsible for comprehensive land use planning, zoning and development plan approvals.

Department Goal

Our goal is to provide quality customer services to the citizens of the county in a courteous, friendly and efficient manner. We welcome your comments and suggestions on how we can serve you better.

Comprehensive Plan

On May 18, 2016 the Board of Supervisors readopted the Santa Cruz County Comprehensive Plan 2016 which was recommended for approval by the Planning Commission on March 24, 2016.

This readopted plan 2016 is the culmination of several outreach meetings and public hearings held by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board.

Santa Cruz County Comprehensive Plan 2016

A Family Destination Guide for Fun Activities and Community Service Involvement in Santa Cruz County