About Us

Who We Are

The Planning and Community Development Department is dedicated to the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Stanislaus County by promotion and facilitation of economic development, diversification of the County's economic base, promotion and enhancement of the agricultural base and economy and to provide fair, high quality, streamlined permit process to all of the department's 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