Ordinances, Codes, Plans
Ordinances & Codes
- Zoning Ordinance
Santa Clara County's Zoning Ordinance
- Grading & Drainage Ordinance
Rules regarding the grading of a property
- Green Building Ordinance
Requirements to obtain a Green Building Certificate
- Floodplain Ordinance
Regulations and standards for building in a flood plain.
- Rebuild Ordinance
A set of thresholds and guidelines to determine if a project is a remodel or classified as a rebuild.
- Landscaping Ordinance
Water Efficient Landscaping
- Building Code
The State Building Code.
All-Electric Reach codes
all new construction in unincorporated County areas to use electricity (not natural gas) for water heating, space heating, cooking, clothes drying, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and decorative appliances.
- Fire Code
Fire Standards and related ordinance
- Code Enforcement
Ordinances regarding Code Enforcement and Abatement
Several of the Fees associated with Planning and Development
Plans & Planning Studies
- General Plan
Santa Clara County's General Plan and associated information
- Habitat Plan
A collaborative conservation management plan
- Land Development Standards and Policies
Manuals for the Standards and Policies of Land Development within unincorporated Santa Clara County
- Planning Studies
Previous studies that have concluded and been incorporated into the General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and other Code sets.
- Geology and Natural Hazards
Information regarding regional Geology and Natural Hazards