Welcome to Project Planning. We are the PDS Division that reviews “discretionary” projects. Those are projects that builders and homeowners cannot do “by right,” but which may be approved by PDS’s director, the Zoning Administrator, the Planning Commission or the Board of Supervisors if the projects meet certain conditions. Discretionary projects include lot splits, major subdivisions and conditionally-permitted uses. We also process applicants' requests for General Plan Amendments and Zoning changes.
See the list of Discretionary projects County Residents are Filing!
See the list of Discretionary projects that have been Completed.
Use our new Discretionary Permit Cost Guide to get an idea of how much the County portion of your project may cost.
Here are some important Division links: