Building, Planning & Zoning

We believe the residents and developers of Santa Clara City are entitled to professional, efficient and accurate guidance from trained professionals in the areas of construction, renovation and demolition, and planning of any and all property within the city.

We are committed to provide such assistance to residents and our fellow professionals in a courteous and timely manner. Therefore, the mission statement of the Building/Planning Department shall be to provide knowledge and service regarding local, state and federal building codes and standards in a manner, which supports our commitment to the safety of our residents and to the integrity of the department.

We willingly participate in a program of continuing education and testing in order to keep our staff informed on the latest techniques and requirements within the building trades industry as well as customer service and computer literacy.

In our performance of the duties we will bear witness to the realization of our mission and thereby warrant the respect engendered to our department as professionals with the community we serve.

Quick Links

Request Building Inspection

You may request a building inspection by clicking the link below and to login to your permit.

Username = permit number (for example 17-000)

Password = first 5 characters of Builder Name + permit number as stated above


Username: 17-011
Password: build17-011

Short-term Rentals

Short term rentals have been becoming increasingly popular recently.  Short-term rentals are considered a rental that occurs in a home between the property owner and a renter that only requires the home for one night or up to 29 days of stay.

Santa Clara City encourages rentals such as these, however; there are only certain areas within the city that are zoned for the short term or nightly rentals.  The two subdivision development areas that Santa Clara City currently allows for these type of rentals are:  Paradise Village at Zion and Lava Falls at Entrada.   Any home that is in an R-1-10 residentially zoned area, is NOT permitted to have a short-term type of rental at that property.   As per Section 17.20.260(A), the Santa Clara City Code states that if a short term rental property takes place outside of the currently allowed zoned areas,  could result in a $750 per day penalty as well as a Class B Misdemeanor $1000 fine.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or visit the Building Department and we would be happy to help with explanations about this ordinance.

Building Forms & Documents