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I would like to know the status of a current Planning Application/Development Proposal.
I have a question about the Planning Application process but don't know where to start.
What is your website address for applying online?
My neighbors park their boat on the street and on their front lawn. Is this legal?
I would like to obtain records for a current development proposal.
My neighbors have furniture on their front lawn - who should I contact?
What size plans are required?
Q: I would like to know the status of a current Planning Application/Development Proposal.
A:
For staus information on any Planning Application, please call (408)615-2450 or email planning@santaclaraca.gov.
Q: I have a question about the Planning Application process but don't know where to start.
A:
The Planning Division is responsible for all Planning and zoning information. Please call (408)615-2450 or email planning@santaclaraca.gov with your inquiry.
Q: What is your website address for applying online?
A:
Q: My neighbors park their boat on the street and on their front lawn. Is this legal?
A:

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.

 

Q: I would like to obtain records for a current development proposal.
A:
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.
Q: My neighbors have furniture on their front lawn - who should I contact?
A:
The Planning Division's Code Enforcement can assist with all Zoning Code violations. Please call (408)615-2460 or email planning@santaclaraca.gov to report a violation.
Q: What size plans are required?
A:
No larger than 24" x 36" in size and no smaller than 18" x 24".