Staff is available to assist customers from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Friday in person assistance is by appointment only. Appointments for all in person assistance is highly recommended.

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About Us

Who We Are

The Planning and Community Development Department is focused on promoting a built environment supporting a healthy economy, community wellbeing, and resource protection.

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 for construction permits; and abandoned and dangerous building abatement.
  • Community Development
    • Stanislaus Urban County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) fund administration; and Stanislaus HOME Investment Partnership Program fund administration.
  • 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