Planning Division

COVID-19 Updates


The Planning Division is the first stop for property owners that are planning to remodel, rebuild, or construct a new building. Due to the Public Health Order to Shelter at Home, the following temporary measures have been implemented to prioritize the health and safety of residents, contractors, and City staff:
  • The Permit Center is locked during business hours.
  • Planning activities can be conducted virtually. Services will remain uninterrupted.
  • To reach Planning staff, please email planning@saratoga.ca.us or call 408.868.1222.
  • Planners will continue to review and process existing projects electronically. Revised plans can be uploaded to a cloud-based storage site as a PDF, then submitted electronically by emailing a hyperlink to planning@saratoga.ca.us
  • Applications can be submitted for new projects. Please email planning@saratoga.ca.us to learn more about the submittal requirements and process.
  • Tree Removal Permits will be processed.
  • All site visits will be done virtually whenever possible. Necessary in person site visits will be done while maintaining social distancing requirements.

Development Process


New to the City of Saratoga development process? Take a look at the City's step-by-step description of the development process.

Additional Development Information & Resources


Additional Information & Resources