The primary purpose of the Community Development Department is to provide guidance and coordination for all land planning and development activities throughout the unincorporated portions of Lake County. The Department is composed of three Divisions: Building and Safety, Code Enforcement, and Planning.

Marijuana Cultivation

Cannabis Cultivation
Article 27 of the Zoning Ordinance (Cannabis conditions start at page 27-110)

Code Complaints Code Complaints 
Online complaint entry system for abandoned vehicles, cannabis, trash removal and more
Zoning Ordinance

EComment
Public Comment Portal for Planning Commission and Board of Supervisor meetings. Click “EComment” to the right of the screen for the meeting and item for which you wish to comment.

Building Code Building Code 
Submit Building Permit forms and plans

News and Information

Interim Early Activation Urgency Ordinance No. 3107 Extension Request Report Pursuant to Government Code 65858(d).

Visit this page to leave a Cannabis Workshop Comment

Cannabis Ordinance Task Force Application


Community Development Cannabis Forum Highlights


ires, mudflows, and debris flows. Grants for eligible homeowners based on recovery need: up to $150,000 for 2017 disaste   


Quick Links 


Cannabis
The CDD is pleased to announce the new Cannabis Permitting page. Many frequently answered questions for Cannabis Permitting in Lake County can be found on this page


Environmental Consultant List
The CDD has prepared a list of known environmental consultants to reach out to for preparation of environmental reviews associated with cannabis cultivation permits


Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors
Click here to access Agendas, Minutes and Staff Reports from Town Halls, Planning Commission and Board of Supervisor meetings.


Building Permits
Please submit building permit application via our Accela. Building Citizens Portal.


Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Grant Program
RecoverCA California is offering a Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Grant Program for Lake County Residents. This program provides grants to eligible homeowners whose primary residence was impacted by eligible 2017 and 2018 wildfires, mudflows, and debris flows. Grants for eligible homeowners based on recovery need: up to $150,000 for 2017 disasters and up to $200,000 for 2018 disasters.


COVID Response Action Plan 

During a Special Meeting held on January 19, 2021 in response to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases within the County of Lake, the BOS voted to close the Courthouse to the public effective immediately while ensuring that the delivery of services will continue via electronic methods. The CDD has immediately enacted a COVID-19 Response Action Plan to ensure that all CDD services can be seamlessly transitioned to electronic and teleconferencing. That Action Plan includes the following but is not limited to:

Using email, telephone, and video conference services as much as possible
Updating this website in real time to address any changes and provide guidance on how to access these electronic services



The information here has been provided as a convenience to the reader. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information contained within this website. However, in the event of a discrepancy between this website and the governing municipal, building or zoning by-law, and any other governing by-law, the governing by-law will take precedence.