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Affordable Housing
Affordable Housing and First Time Homebuyers Program.
Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan
Adopted by Contra Costa County Airport Land Use Commission - December 13, 2000
Alcohol Beverage Sales - Commercial Activities
Guide for Businesses - Deemed Approved Ordinance
Appeal Process
Administrative decisions and hearing body decisions on applications including conditions of approval may be appealed.
Application & Permit Center
The Application and Permit Center opened in August of 1990. Our purpose is to make permit processing easier for applicants.
Application Fees
Application Fee Schedule - Effective April 14, 2007
Application Fees
Application Fee Schedule - Effective September 14, 2010.
Application Forms
Community Development Applications, Forms & Information
Application Forms - Building Permits
Building Inspection permit applications
Application Forms - Planning/Land Use
Community Development Applications, Forms & Information
Assistance for Home Repairs
Find out about the Neighborhood Preservation Program Home Repair loan program.
Bay Friendly Gardening & Landscaping Guidelines
How-to guides for gardening and environmentally friendly landscaping.
Bay Point - Redevelopment Project Area
Bay Point Community Overview
Bay Point Community Based Transportation Plan
Bay Point residents, organizations, and businesses have helped to create the Community-Based Transportation Plan for the Bay Point area.
Bid Applications
To be added to the bidders list for road, flood control, and airport construction contracting opportunities, please call 925-313-2000.
Bid on NPP Construction Projects
Information for licensed contractors to bid on Neighborhood Preservation Program projects.
Bond Release
Contact the Building Inspection Division at (925) 674-7896 to release Grading, Moving and Code Enforcement Bonds.
Building Code Interpretation Hotline
Contact us at (925) 674-7237 if you have questions about building codes. All calls will be returned within four hours.
Building Permit Fee Estimates
Contact the Application and Permit Center for fee estimates on building projects. Call (925) 674-7200 for more information.
Building Permit Fee Schedule
The Fee Schedule outlines what the department charges for services such as issuance of permits, building valuations, plans review, engineering, and records research.
Building Permit Issuance Offices
List of our office locations throughout Contra Costa.
Building Records Research
Acquire building permit information for specified parcels within unincorporated areas of the county.
Buildings, Facilities & Construction
This category includes services related to construction projects, including planning, building records and weatherization. See also "Permits, Licenses & Records".
Business Reuse & Recycling Assistance
Contra Costa County Reuse & Recycling Options
Business Reuse & Recycling Resource Kit
Free Reuse & Recycling Resources
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | County CEQA Guidelines
Guidelines for Administering the California Environmental Quality Act
Cancel a Building Permit
To cancel a Building Permit, call (925) 674-7200.
Code Enforcement Complaint Form
File a code violation complaint online
Code Enforcement Program
Information regarding code violations, county ordinances enforced, and contact information.
Construction & Demolition Debris Recovery
Construction & Demolition Debris Recovery Program
Construction & Demolition Debris Recovery Ordinance
418-14.002 The purpose of this ordinance is to reduce the quantity of construction and demolition debris disposed in landfills as required by State law. (Ord. 2004-16 ยง 2.)
Construction & Demolition Debris Recovery Plan
DEBRIS RECOVERY PLAN: Pre-Construction/Pre-Demolition
Construction & Demolition Debris Recovery Report
DEBRIS RECOVERY REPORT: Post-Construction/Post-Demolition
Contra Costa Clean Water Program
For information on the Contra Costa Clean Water Program, please call 925-313-2000.
Contra Costa Materials Exchange (CoCoMAX)
CoCoMAX is a FREE service designed to match the discards of businesses and other entities in Contra Costa County with potential users.
Contra Costa Watershed Forum
Watershed Resources
County Contracting Programs
For information on the County's Contracting Programs, please call 925-335-1044.
County Outreach Program
For information on the County's Outreach Program, please call 925-335-1044.
County Parks
For information on parks in Contra Costa County, please call the Public Works Department at 925-313-2000.
County Planning Commission (CPC)
If the agenda you are interested in is not available to view, please call (925) 335-1210 during our office hours to request a copy by mail.
County Standard Plans
For information on the County's Standard Plans, please call 925-313-2000.
County Standard Plans
For information on the County's Standard Plans, please call 925-313-7000.
County Watershed Program
For information on the County's Watershed Program, please call 925-313-2000.
Countywide Bicycle Trail Review Study
The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic evaluation of the trails to identify the existing conditions which inhibit increased bicycle transportation.
Curbside Recycling - General Info
Reuse & Recycling Options
Current Planning
The Current Planning Division is committed to serving the public regarding regulation of land use and development in accordance with County policy and applicable laws.
Demographics
Demographic inquiries can be directed to Kristine Solseng at (925) 335-1271.
Development Plan Application
Application for a Development Plan
Disposal Facilities (Transfer Stations & Landfills) - General Info
Bay Area Disposal Facilities: Non-recyclable Waste.
Doing Business in Contra Costa County
Contra Costa County offers a variety of organizational resources for businesses in the county.
Doing Business with Us
This category includes information about services that pertain to doing business with and/or within the County.
Drainage Areas
For information on the County's Drainage Areas, please call 925-313-2000.
Drainage Plan Checklist
Checklist that will help determine if a project needs to have drainage plans submitted with permit application. Call (925) 674-7718 for more information
Drainage Plan Requirements Letter from Chief Building Official
Letter from the Chief Building Official outlining what specific projects require a drainage plan.
East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservation Plan
East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy
East County Bikeway Plan
This plan provides guidance for planning and funding East County bike projects.
East County Regional Planning Commission (ECRPC)
If the agenda you are interested in is not available to view, please call (925) 335-1210 during our office hours to request a copy by mail.
Electric Mulching Mower Rebates
For more information regarding eligibility or mail-in rebate, call (925) 906-1806 or visit www.wastediversion.org.
Electronics Recycling - General Info
Alphabetic listing of electronic devices with links displaying companies that recycle each item.
Engineering Questions - Building Inspection Division
Contact the Building Division for questions regarding structural engineering.
Environmental Action Program for Schools
A free program for schools located in the unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County and the City of Oakley.
Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs)
Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs)
Farm Stand Ordinance
Grower Stands, Farm Stands and Farm Markets in Agricultural Zoning Districts Ordinance
Financial Information & General Admin - Commmunity Development Dept.
DIVISION MANAGER Louise Aiello, Administrative Services Officer (925) 313-4303
Financing Public Improvements
Financing Public Improvements
Fish & Wildlife Committee (FWC)
The Fish and Wildlife Committee meets the third Wednesday of each month at 3:00 pm.
Flood Control Zones
For information on the County's Flood Control Zones, please call 925-313-2000.
Flood Zone Determination Form
For information or to obtain a Flood Zone Determination Forms, please call 925-646-1623.
Floodplain Permit
For information on obtaining a Floodplain Permit, please call 925-335-1375.
Garbage Collection - Complaints/Regulatory Info
Garbage Collection - Complaints/Regulatory Info
Garbage Collection - General Info
Garbage Collection
General Administrative Information - Community Development Dept.
DIVISION MANAGER Louise Aiello, Administrative Services Officer (925) 313-4303
General Airports Information
For information on the County's Airports, please call 925-646-5722.
General Plan
Contra Costa County General Plan (2005 - 2020)
GIS Mapping
View aerial imagery for any area in the County, check your zoning, find assessed property values around your home, check your lot size and much more.
Government Services
This category includes information about services that pertain to government operations, such as Committees.
Grading Permits and Inspections
Contact the Grading Section at (925) 674-7718 for grading permits/inspections information for subdivisions, commercial and industrial sites, creeks, hillsides and landfills.
Graffiti - Removal from Private Property
Contact Code Enforcement at (925) 335-1111 to report graffiti on private and public property.
Graffiti - Removal from Public Property
To report graffiti on public property, please call 925-313-7000.
Green Building - Residential Construction & Remodeling
Contra Costa County Green Building Program
Green Building - Residential Construction & Remodeling
Contra Costa County Green Building Program
Habitat Conservation Plan
East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy
Historical Landmarks Advisory Committee (HLAC)
The Historical Landmarks Advisory Committee (HLAC) advises the County Board of Supervisors on matters relating to the identification and preservation of historical resources.
Home Composting & Grasscycling Resources
Home Composting is a great way to reduce waste and help your garden.
Home Composting Bins
Home Composting can be done in an open pile or using a bin or composter.
Home Composting Workshops
Local free Home Composting Workshops offered in 2008.
Home Occupation
Home Occupation Permit Overview
Home Occupation
Home Occupation Permit Overview
Household Hazardous Waste - General Info
Contra Costa County Household Hazardous Waste Program
Housing - Multifamily Bond Financing
Designed to increase the supply of rental housing in Contra Costa County.
Illegal Dumping
Provides guidance regarding who to contact to report illegal dumping and other garbage related complaints.
Improvement Plans
For information on Improvement Plans, please call 925-313-2000.
Inspection Times for Building Inspections
Contact the Building Inspection Division (925)646-4108 for inspecion time frames on the day of the inspection.
Junk Mail
Bay Area Junk Mail Reduction Campaign
Kensington Combining District
For additional information, please contact Ryan Hernandez at (925) 335-1206.
Land Use Permit
Land Use Permit
Landfills & Transfer Stations - Local Disposal Options
Non-Recyclable Waste Disposal
Lawnmower Rebates
Electric Mower Rebate Offer
Library
Visit the County Library's Website
Making Web Pages
help for creating pages


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