Pre-Application Clearance Process

Various health and safety regulations can raise complicated issues when rebuilding structures constructed before current regulations were in place. The Recovery Permit Center team is here to help you work through such issues prior to preparing full plans and making a permit application.

There are three required clearances that must be obtained prior to submitting your building permit application: Environmental Health Clearance, which addresses water systems and septic systems, Fire Clearance, which addresses access and fire protection requirements and Permanent Geologic Hazards Clearance, which addresses potential geologic hazards.

Click here to self-schedule a consultation and specify “Pre-Application Clearances” when booking your appointment. You can also email rpc@santacruzcounty.us or call 831-454-5323.

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