About Us

Who We Are

The Planning and Community Development Department promotes community and economic development by providing a diverse land use base focused on promoting and protecting local agriculture, enhancing community infrastructure and public services, and providing high quality, streamlined permit processing services for the benefit of all our customers.

What We Do

The Planning and Community Development Department has three primary divisions, each performing different but interrelated functions:

  • Building Permits
    • Construction permits; floodplain administration; and abandoned and dangerous building abatement.
  • Community Development
    • Stanislaus Urban County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) fund administration; and housing programs (first-time home buyer and rehabilitation programs).
  • Planning
    • General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and Subdivision Ordinance administration and implementation; California Land Conservation Act (Williamson Act) administration; and State Mining and Reclamation Act administration.

The Planning and Community Development Department also serves as staff to the:

  • Stanislaus County Airport Land Use Commission; and
  • Successor Agency to the former Stanislaus County Redevelopment Agency