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Welcome to the Santa Cruz County Online Permit Center!

NEW! You can now apply for permits, upload submittals and plans, and make payments on-line. The first time you enter the site to apply for a permit, you will need to register and create a password. Please follow the instructions and if you have any problems, don't hesitate to contact us at 

The On-Line Permit Center also provides public access to the current status of permits, permit reports, inspection requests and activity, as well as access to reference material and documentation.

To search for permit status, request an inspection, verify that an inspection has been scheduled, apply for a permit, make a payment, submit a code complaint or obtain other related information, please use the menu on the left.

Applications, forms, brochures, and other information can be downloaded with the Downloadable Documents link.

For other permit-related County information, please email us at  or call 

This is a new service to make business with the County easier and more efficient for our customers. Please be patient and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any difficulties. Thanks for helping us to serve you better!


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