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Stormwater Permit Requirements

In general, the Planning Department will route applications to the Stormwater Section for review when there are new and/or replaced impervious and/or semi-pervious surfaces, or if there are changes to existing drainage patterns.

All applicants are required to follow design requirements as outlined in the County of Santa Cruz Design Criteria (CDC). For a checklist of minimum submittal requirements based upon new and/or replaced impervious and/or semi-pervious surfaces (i.e., roofs, paved areas, patio, walkways, driveway, etc.) that are part of the project, please click on the appropriate link below.



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