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Kevin L. Riley
Director of Planning & Inspection

Email: Planning & Inspection
Telephone: 408-615-2450
Fax: 408-247-9857

OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:00A-12:00P, 1:00P-5:00P

ADDRESS
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050

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I would like to know the status of a current Planning Application/Development Proposal.
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For staus information on any Planning Application, please call (408)615-2450 or email planning@santaclaraca.gov.
I have a question about the Planning Application process but don't know where to start.
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The Planning Division is responsible for all Planning and zoning information. Please call (408)615-2450 or email planning@santaclaraca.gov with your inquiry.
What is your website address for applying online?
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My neighbors park their boat on the street and on their front lawn. Is this legal?
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The Code of the City of Santa Clara restricts the parking of any vehicle, including boats, on any street or alley for more than a consecutive period of 72 hours. It also prohibits the parking of vehicles for any length of time on the required landscaped areas of residential properties, including front yards.

Vehicles may only be parked on areas surfaced with all-weather materials such as concrete, asphalt, brick, stone, or gravel.

To report vehicles that have been parked in excess of 72 consecutive hours in one location, or to report inoperable vehicles on the street, call the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement number at (408) 615-4778. Information from calls to the Abandoned Vehicle Hotline is forwarded to a Community Service Officer in the Police Department for follow up.

To report illegally parked vehicles on landscaped areas of residential properties or for more information on this topic, call the City’s Code Enforcement Office at (408) 615-2460.

 

I would like to obtain records for a current development proposal.
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The Planning Division has property records for all zoning related entitlements. Please call (408)615-2450 or email planning@santaclaraca.gov with your records request.
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Contact Us

Kevin L. Riley
Director of Planning & Inspection

Email: Planning & Inspection
Telephone: 408-615-2450
Fax: 408-247-9857

OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:00A-12:00P, 1:00P-5:00P

ADDRESS
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Planning & Inspection

The mission of the Planning and Inspection Department is to plan for, and review, the development and maintenance of the privately owned, physical environment of the City. 

Planning Division 
The Planning Division administers land use regulations and process development proposals in the City of Santa Clara as well as shapes public policies related to growth and land uses in the City. The Planning Division strives to maintain a healthy balance between development and quality of life by providing the residents of Santa Clara choices in housing and transportation, protecting the natural environment, promoting the efficient use of public infrastructure, and supporting a strong community character, robust civic life and economic vitality. The Division makes recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council on key community issues and priorities while maintaining the Santa Clara General Plan. The Division is also responsible for administering Zoning regulations through the Development Review process and Code Enforcement. 

Building Inspection Division 
The Building Inspection Division administers City and State Regulations for the design and construction of all buildings under its jurisdiction in Santa Clara. Building Inspection assures that buildings and structures meet the minimum code requirements to safeguard life, health, prosperity and public welfare of the citizens. The division also administers the housing code and performs tri-annual inspection of all apartments in the City. In addition, the Building Inspection division operates the Permit Center, a “one-stop shop” that caters to various permitting requirements for the City.  

Housing & Community Services Division 
The Housing & Community Services Division administers Federal, State and local funds for the City of Santa Clara Affordable Housing Fund. Community Development Block Grants are used to promote affordable housing, rehabilitate substandard housing, build new park facilities, provide neighborhood improvements, remove barriers to the handicapped and fund public services for low and moderate income residents. These services are provided through non-profit, delegate agencies under third party contracts with the City. The Community Services Affordable Housing Fund is used to create and retain affordable housing in the City for very-low to moderate income households.

Last updated: 7/8/2014 11:51:16 AM