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:

  • Planning activities will be conducted virtually as much as possible. When necessary, in person appointments will be held. Proper social distancing and sanitation measures are in place. To make an appointment, please email planning@saratoga.ca.us or call 408.868.1222. The Permit Center is closed to walk in visitors. 
  • Planners will continue to review and process existing projects electronically. Revised plans can be uploaded to Dropbox 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