Planning and Building Appointments

Planning and Building appointments are a DCD service to answer questions and help you prepare for a successful application. Please make sure your project is within the County's jurisdiction before scheduling an appointment by using CCMAPS to check your jurisdiction.

Phone Appointments

  • 15 minutes appointments
  • Helpful for answering questions that do not require viewing documents or plans
  • You will receive a confirmation email confirming your appointment and County staff will call the number provided at the scheduled time and date.
  • To change or cancel your appointment, go to your confirmation email and click "change your appointment"

Video Appointments

  • 30 minute appointments
  • Helpful for reviewing plans or documents with County staff, including pre-application questions
  • Helpful for assistance with online permit submittal  
  • Please prepare for your appointment by following how to prepare for your video appointment (PDF)
  • Video meetings are conducted over Microsoft Teams 
  • You will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Teams meeting that you will need to join at the scheduled time and date.  If you do not have a confirmation email, please check your spam or junk folder.
  • To change or cancel your appointment, go to your confirmation email and click "change your appointment"

In Person Appointments

  • 30 minute appointments at the DCD permit center located at:  30 Muir Road, Martinez CA  94553
    or at our Lamorinda office located at:  3685 Mt Diablo Boulevard, Suite 120, Lafayette CA  94549 
  • Helpful for reviewing digital plans/documents with County staff, including pre-application questions.  Documents must be uploaded prior to your in-person appointment using the link provided in your confirmation email.  If you already have documents uploaded to our permitting system, you do not have to reupload.
  • Helpful if needing assistance with online permit submittal
  • You will received a confirmation email that contains instruction on how to upload your PDF documents prior to the meeting and a phone number to call at the time of the appointment to access the office.  If you do not received a confirmation email, please check your spam or junk folder.  
  • To change or cancel your appointment, go to your confirmation email and click "change your appointment"

Appointments CANNOT be used for the following:


  1. Applications & Permits

    Phone: 925-655-2700

    Hours

    Monday through Thursday

    7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


    Friday

    7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


    We are continuing to offer 100% digital application submittal and no longer accept paper applications or plans.