City of Watsonville Announces New Website & Refreshed Logo

City of Watsonville Announces New Website & Refreshed Logo

The City of Watsonville is excited to announce that big changes are coming as we work on revamping our communication efforts! Read more for all the details.

Carbon Fund Ordinance

Carbon Fund Ordinance

Carbon Fund for greenhouse gas emission reduction projects

Manabe Ow Specific Plan

Manabe Ow Specific Plan

Everything you want to know about the Manabe-Ow project and more is available after the link!

PG&E Will Begin Outreach in Watsonville on their Community Pipeline Safety Initiative

PG&E Will Begin Outreach in Watsonville on their Community Pipeline Safety Initiative

PG&E will be contacting you soon about important gas safety work to help ensure first responder safety access. Learn more...

Welcome to the Community Development Department!

250 Main Street
Watsonville, CA 95076
831-768-3050

Monday – Friday  7:30am-4:00pm
  Wednesday 7:30am-11:00am   Over the Counter Permit Processing
Wednesday Appointment Only 1:00-5:00pm

The Community Development Department is responsible for the review of development and building activity to ensure compliance with zoning and building codes, General Plan policies, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and community values.  The department assists the community in establishing land use plans, affordable housing, and ensures the quality of new projects through the development review process.  The Department staffs the Planning Commission and the Minor Land Division Committee.

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