Planning & Community Development 

The Planning & Community Development departments consists of five different divisions and varying programs. The divisions are located on two floors in the City Hall Annex, located at 809 Center Street in downtown Santa Cruz.


Administration (General)

Office/Public Counter Hours: Room 107

Monday – Thursday
8:00AM – 12:00PM
1:00PM – 5:00PM

809 Center Street, Room 107
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


General Contact:
cityplan@cityofsantacruz.com
(831) 420-5110

 

 

Advance Planning

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday
8:00AM – 12:00PM
1:00PM – 5:00PM

809 Center Street, Room 206
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

General Contact:(831) 420-5180

Staff is  also available weekdays by appointment.

 


 

Building & Safety Office/Public Counter Hours: Room 206

Monday – Thursday
7:30AM – 12:00PM
1:00PM – 3:00PM

Plan review staff is available weekdays by appointment

Building & Safety Inspection Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00AM – 12:00
1:00 – 4:00PM 

809 Center Street, Room 107

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

General Contact: 
bcounter@cityofsantacruz.com
(831) 420-5417


Code Compliance Office/Public Counter Hours: Room 107

 Monday – Thursday
 8:00AM – 12:00PM
 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Code Compliance Inspections Hours:

 Monday –  Friday
 8:00AM –  12:00PM
 1:00PM –  4:00PM

809 Center Street, Room 107

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

General Contact:
code@cityofsantacruz.com
(831) 420-5110

Staff is also available weekdays by  appointment.


Current Planning Office/Public Counter Hours: Room 206

Monday – Thursday
7:30AM – 12:00PM
1:00PM – 3:00PM

 809 Center Street, Room 206

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

General Contact:
planning@cityofsantacruz.com
(831) 420-5416

Staff is also available weekdays by appointment.


Payment Counter: 809 Center Street, Room 206

Payments made at Building and Planning Counter (Room 206):

  • Admission Tax
  • Alcohol Sales Permit Fee
  • Business License and Permits
  • Business Improvement Assessment
  • Cannabis Business Tax
  • Parking Deficiency Fees
  • Parking Lot Tax

Monday – Thursday
7:30AM – 12:00PM
1:00PM – 3:00PM

 Payments made at the Finance Department (877 Cedar St, Suite 100):

  • Transient Occupancy Tax

    Finance Department hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.

    Other Payments:

  • Bicycle License and Permits: Police Department (155 Center St)
  • Utility Users Tax: Water Department (212 Locust St)


 

Rental Inspection Services

Office/Public Counter Hours

Monday – Thursday
8:00AM – 12:00PM
1:00PM – 5:00PM

Inspection Hours

Tuesday– Thursday
9:00AM – 12:00PM
1:30PM – 5:00PM 

809 Center Street, Room 107
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

General Contact:
rental@cityofsantacruz.com
(831) 420-5110

Staff is  also available weekdays by appointment.