The County recently began the process to update its Housing Element and is inviting you to join our mailing list and receive direct notifications on public hearings, availability of draft documents and more. If you would like to receive notifications regarding the Housing Element, go here to subscribe.
Development Code Update
Now that the Countywide Plan has been adopted we have turned
our attention towards implementation starting with updating the Development
Code. As you may already know, an implementation plan was adopted along with
the Countywide Plan. A major feature of the Development Code is a new
zoning map which will ensure zones are consistent with recently adopted land
use designations. Additional changes to the text are also being made so
the code is easier to understand and use. If you would like to receive
direct notifications, availability of draft documents and other updates and
opportunities for participation regarding the Development Code Update, go
After five years of analysis and public engagement, the Board of Supervisors adopted the Countywide Plan—a new set of plans and tools that go well beyond a traditional general plan for its unincorporated communities, which complements and informs the Countywide Vision for all. Check out the Countywide Plan at www.countywideplan.com
Joshua trees are now protected by the State of California as
a candidate for listing as an endangered species. At this time, the County
cannot issue a permit to take (by removal or transplanting) any Joshua tree.
Due to the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the
effective dates of plans utilizing the 2016 editions of the California Building
Codes were extended from July 1, 2020 to October 1, 2020. Applications
that do not have a permit issued by October 1, 2020 will be considered expired,
and applicants will be required to update corresponding plans based on the 2019
California Building Codes. The same application number can be utilized,
but additional fees may be required.
Schedule an Inspection Online using the EZOP portal.
Follow the instructions below, or watch this short video here.
To schedule Online
Inspections 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week please visit:
ENTER Permit Number in Search box on top right, click
search and press enter
LOG INTO your EZOP account with username and password and CLICK
My Records then CLICK on permit number.
CLICK Record Info dropdown arrow
CLICK Schedule or Request an Inspection
SELECT inspections date from available inspections
CLICK All Day
CLICK Bubble to enter the contact name and phone number for
(DO NOT click “Select an
VERIFY all inspection information is correct
click here to provide an inspection description before you click “FINISH”
The inspector will call
the contact person at the phone number listed on this inspection request the
morning of the inspection to provide a 2 hour time frame of arrival.
*Please keep in mind that a set of plans must be made available to the inspector.
To our valued customers: Our office is now open to serve you in person. In an effort to continue to comply with State and County directives relative to COVID-19, we strongly encourage that you make an appointment. In addition, social distancing standards and face coverings are required in our offices.
For appointments, inspection services and questions, please contact us by using the virtual counter here.
Planning, Building and Land Development Divisions:
To submit plans and applications, please access the EZOP customer portal here. For EZOP help, please contact us by using the virtual counter here.
Code Enforcement and Fire Hazard Abatement:
To discuss a specific case, or to ask questions, please contact us by using the virtual counter here.
For other general questions, please contact us by using the virtual counter here.