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Staff is available to assist by phone, email, online, and in person. Schedule your appointment today!
Information on the County's Housing Element Update process currently underway.
Stanislaus County now offers many building permits online! With Citizen Access you can apply for certain permits, research permits and research planning projects. Learn more about online services.
Listing of all planning project referrals active in the Planning Department.
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA):
View filed and posted notices on the Clerk Recorder website.CEQA Filed and Posted Notices
West Modesto Sewer Infrastructure Project
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).
- 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