Current Planning

The Planning and Building Department has resumed front counter “walk in” service during normal business hours at our Eureka Office Mon - Fri from 8:30 AM- to 5:00 PM. Customers served in-person will be expected to observe the County’s published safety guidelines while in the buildings. For those who prefer remote support, telephone and email continue to be options for addressing customer needs.


Current Planning's principal work is processing permit applications for subdivisions, lot line adjustments, special permits, and use permits. A primary function of the permit process involves support of the Planning Commission and Zoning Administrator.
Current Planning also provides staff support to the Forestry Review Committee and the Williamson Act Advisory Committee. In addition, Current Planning provides public information and reviews building applications.

Planner on Duty

Customers may request to speak to the planner on duty in person or by phone (707-445-7541) at any time during business hours. The planner on duty service provides verbal information and is very helpful at the beginning stages of a project.

Current Projects

In the first week of every month, the Department publishes a summary chart of projects opened by the Current Planning Division in the previous month.  

Please note that individual Application Assistance, Information Request and Project Facilitation projects only appear on this report if combined with a planning permit. For information on a specific project, please contact the Current Planning Division.