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Planning & Building

Posted on: December 22, 2023

Digital Permit Application Submissions Update

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The Humboldt County Planning & Building Department began requiring permit application packages to be submitted digitally in 2023. This new requirement has met the department’s goals to streamline the permit application process for both staff and the community by reducing travel, in person waiting time, and costs to produce paper plans. 

To ensure the continued success of the digital permit application process and provide more support to applicants, the Planning & Building Department has taken additional steps to make further improvements.

Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024, all permit applications, including building permits and planning permits, will be submitted directly to the county’s permit processing system. Using the Accela Citizen Access Customer Portal, you can submit your digital pre-applications and pay the appropriate application fee or deposit online by credit card or e-check directly. Additionally, contractors can obtain instant building permits online for all “over the counter” permits without having to visit the department in person.

To learn more on how to use Accela and find support resources, please visit the county’s Online Permit Management webpage. Community members who are unable to submit a digital application should email  planningbuilding@co.humboldt.ca.us or call 707-445-7245 for assistance. 

For more information on the Humboldt County Planning & Building Department, please visit the Planning & Building Department webpage.