Breadcrumb Home How To How To Research a Property Zoning & other information about a parcel. Develop or Improve a Property Rules and guidelines for developing or improving a property. Apply for a Development (Building & Grading) Permit Apply for a Development (Building & Grading) Permit or a Planning (Land Use) Application. Schedule an Inspection Schedule an Inspection via the Mobile Inspection App, online, or by phone. Make a Virtual Appointment/Inquiry Make an appointment for virtual consultation with a planner or development engineer. Research Ordinances and Plans Information regarding ordinances, plans, and policies that may impact a property. Report a Possible Violation How to report a possible violation in the Unincorporated area of Santa Clara County. Appeal a Decision Appeal a decision made by a committee, commission, or findings by staff. Search for existing Development (Building & Grading) Permit Search for a permit application submitted to Development Services. Search for existing Planning (Land Use) Permit Search for a permit application submitted to the Planning Department.