Policies & Programs

  • Code Enforcement Violation Notifications​
    Public notification policy for Code Enforcement Violations in unincorporated Santa Clara County.
  • Early Notifications & Outreach​
    Early public notification and outreach for certain types of development projects in unincorporated Santa Clara County.
  • GIS Maps and Data
    The Planning Office maintains many interactive maps. We also provide most of the data used in these maps as downloads or web-based services.
  • Historic Preservation
    The Historical Heritage Commission was established to protect, preserve, and promote historic resources within Santa Clara County.
  • Stanford University
    Stanford University operates under the General Use Permit and Community Plan approved by the Board of Supervisors in 2000. Please contact Charu Ahluwalia for more information on projects and on the post approval monitoring on Stanford property.
  • Stormwater Management Program
    The Stormwater Management Program provides public safety, environmental protection by maintaining compliance with state and federal laws concerning the discharge and elimination of non-point source pollution.
  • Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA)
    A program to oversee that surface mines within the county are compliant with the State Mining and Geology Board statutes and guidelines and the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act.
  • Williamson Act and Open Space Easement
    A state agricultural land protection program, whose contracts are overseen programmatically by the local county.

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