How long does it take to get a Development Permit?
The length of time to process a Development Permit depends on the complexity of the project. Examples of Development Permits include Site and Architectural Review, Use Permits, Minor Land Divisions, Subdivisions, etc. These types of permits, referred to as discretionary permits, involve some level of subjective (i.e. discretionary) review to render a decision. This review may include a public hearing(s), and project-specific conditions are applied when approved. The first step in reviewing a Development Permit is a 30-day review by applicable stakeholder city departments and agencies. If your plans do not comply with city department and/or agency requirements, you will be required to submit revised plans that will be reviewed. Subsequent city department and agency reviews take two to four weeks to complete from the time a revision is submitted. More complex projects (e.g. subdivisions, planned developments, etc.) involve a lengthier approval process, and may require environmental review in addition to Site and Architectural Review and public hearings. Subdivisions, for example, typically take approximately six months to process, and also involve additional processing time for post-approval requirements (e.g. map recordation of a final map for a subdivision). In addition to the complexity of the proposed project, work load can affect processing time. Please contact a planner at 408-866-2140 to discuss the scope of your specific project to get an estimated timeline for processing.

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1. What is the zoning of my property?
2. What uses are allowed on this commercial/industrial property?
3. Can I subdivide my property?
4. Where, and how tall, can my fence be?
5. Do I need a permit to remove a tree?
6. Can I put on shed on my property, where can I put it, and do I need a permit?
7. What are my minimum building setbacks?
8. Can I run a business from my home?
9. Can I construct a granny unit on my property?
10. Where is my property line, and what is the size of my lot?
11. Can I convert my garage to living space?
12. Do I need a permit to erect a sign?
13. How long does it take to get a Development Permit?
14. How long does it take to get a Building Permit?