Land Development Engineering

Work to provide public safety, environmental protection, efficient customer service, and to safeguard the interest of the general public and property owners, present and future, by reviewing the design and construction of land development projects for compliance with County and engineering standards.

The Functions of Lan​d Developm​ent Engineering

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Project Condition​ing

During the application process administered by the Planning Office, the Land Development Engineering Section reviews the project and establishes conditions of approval relating to improvement of privately maintained streets and on-site grading improvements and flood control.

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Plan Review & Pr​ocessing

After a project has received conditional approval from the Planning Office, the Land Development Engineering Section reviews the final engineering plans and specifications for conformance with the conditions of approval, County Land Development and Grading Ordinances, and County standards. They also coordinate that review with the other County departments.

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Grading Inspection

After a grading permit has been issued, inspectors from the Land Development Engineering Section inspect the work during construction.

Schedule an Inspection Online, or call (408) 299-3161 and leave a voicemail.

Schedule a Virtual Inspection​

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Grading Viola​tions

Grading and other construction action occasionally is performed without a permit and in violation of County Ordinance. Report a Suspected Violation.

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Other LDE F​unctions

The Land Development Engineering Office also performs other functions, such as administration of the Grading Ordinance and Right of Way Abandonment of private streets and easements.

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