Santa Cruz County Permits (California)

Search for Santa Cruz County, CA county permits. A county permit search can provide information on applying for a permit, permit requirements, building permits, land use permits, demolition permits, septic system permits, access permits, utility permits, special event permits, renovation permits, temporary event permits, reserving public property, looking up permits, checking if a permit is valid, fire code permits, certificates of zoning compliance, and water system permits.


The Santa Cruz County Clerk's Office maintains public records for a county, including vital documents like birth certificates and marriage licenses, as well as Santa Cruz County permits. Clerks in Santa Cruz County, California may be responsible for filing and issuing county permits, including building permits, land use permits, access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These permits may be required for installing or repairing septic systems, demonstrating that a building meets fire codes and other building codes, demolition, repairs, renovations, and adjusting boundary lines. They may also be required for temporary events, reserving public property, or a number of land development uses. The Santa Cruz County Clerk Office can provide information on how to apply for a Santa Cruz County permit or how to check if a permit is valid, and their permit information and records are usually available online.

Santa Cruz County Clerk Santa Cruz CA 701 Ocean Street 95060 831-454-2060

Scotts Valley City Clerk Scotts Valley CA 1 Civic Center Drive 95066 831-440-5602


A Santa Cruz County Town or City Hall provides municipal services for their community, which can include issuing and filing permits. These county permits may be required for a number of building projects, including renovations, demolitions, repairs, land development, and zoning compliance. In addition to building permits, Town and City Halls in Santa Cruz County, California may also issue land use permits related to boundary lines, private roads, addresses, and water systems, as well as access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These records can be used to prove that a project has a valid permit or to look up county permit rules, apply for a permit in Santa Cruz County, or see approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their county permit records.

Capitola City Hall Capitola CA 420 Capitola Avenue 95010 831-475-7300

San Juan Bautista City Hall Watsonville CA 311 2nd Street 95076 831-623-4661

Santa Cruz City Hall Santa Cruz CA 809 Center Street 95060 831-420-5030

Scotts Valley City Hall Scotts Valley CA 1 Civic Center Drive 95066 831-440-5602

Watsonville City Hall Watsonville CA 231 Union Street 95076 831-768-3240


A Santa Cruz County Building Department creates and enforces building codes and zoning rules to ensure the construction of safe buildings. As part of their job, Building Departments in Santa Cruz County, California issue and file building permits. These county permits may be required for renovations, demolition, repairs, land development, and installing or repairing septic systems. Santa Cruz County permits can show if a building meets fire codes and other building codes, which may be called a certificate of zoning compliance. These Santa Cruz County public records can be used to prove a building project has a valid permit or to look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or see approved permits. Building Departments often provide online access to county permit information and records.

Santa Cruz Zoning Santa Cruz CA 809 Center Street 95060 831-420-5416

Scotts Valley Building Department Scotts Valley CA 1 Civic Center Drive 95066 831-438-6506

Scotts Valley Planning Department Scotts Valley CA 1 Civic Center Drive 95066 831-440-5630

Watsonville City Planning Department Watsonville CA 250 Main Street 95076 831-768-3050