COVID-19 Update

Due to the Shelter in Place Order issued by the County Health Officer on April 29, 2020 all offices of the Department of Conservation and Development are closed to the public. We continue to operate nearly all of our services and programs while working remotely and supporting the County’s emergency response efforts.

Beginning May 4, 2020 when restrictions on construction are eased by the Shelter in Place Order, we will resume accepting all types of building and planning applications, issuing all types of permits and conducting inspections on all types of construction. However, our process has changed and is now mostly electronic.  Please find additional information on how to apply for and receive permits here.  Please do not travel to our offices for advice or information as all our buildings and permit centers are not open.  We are able to assist you by phone and through electronic communication. 

For additional information on how the Shelter in Place has affected our programs and services in the areas of Policy Planning and Housing and Community Improvement please click here.

For assistance with permits and other essential documents issued by the Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures, please call (925) 608-6600 or email For more information on the essential services that the department is providing, please click here.

For permits issued by Public Works Department, please call (925) 313-2000.

For updated information about COVID-19, please visit

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Parklet Permits

During COVID-19, many restaurants are extending their outdoor seating to meet health orders. The Parklet Application is the permitting process to allow extending seating into the right of way.  

New Permit Fees

Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors adopted new land development fees on December 17, 2019. The fees will be implemented on March 1, 2020.

See New Land Development Fee Schedule (PDF)