Landscape Ordinance

As required by Assembly Bill 1881 and Governor Brown's Drought Executive Order B-29-15, the County of Santa Clara has adopted a new landscaping ordinance, which will be in effect on September 29, 2017.

Once this ordinance is in effect, any proposed landscaping exceeding 500 square feet, associated with a project requiring a Planning or Building permit, is subject to the Ordinance. Landscaping documentation must be submitted for review and approval.

Please see the Landscape FAQ for answers of some basic questions regarding the new requirements.

Other Resources (these will be replaced once the new ordinance comes in to effect on September 29, 2017)

How Water Efficiency is Demonstrated 

Hydrozone Information

Choosing a Landscape Professional

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