What you can Build or Do on a Property
Find out everything you can about a property, and which County codes and inspections* may apply. For example, does the property have gopher soils, certified water sources, road access? What zone is it in? Are there outstanding tax or regulatory issues?
1. Look up a property online.
| List of Possible Inspections (PDF) | Checklist – Basic Property Research (PDF) | Projects that need an Engineered Drainage Plan
2. Talk to County staff. Experienced staff can answer specific questions. Walk-ins welcome.
3. Get an expert report. The County can do environmental review for a fee, or hire your own biologist.
Critical Areas Review | Wetlands Inspection | Gopher or Other Inspections
*Some County inspections and environmental reporting (like gophers and wetlands) are seasonal. Example: An application submitted in November that requires gopher inspection (done June-October), will have to wait until June for the gopher inspection.