The County of Santa Cruz Planning Department maintains building and housing sections. The department is a part of the County of Santa Cruz in California, which offers a range of administrative and municipal services. The County of Santa Cruz Planning Department is responsible for developing, implementing and enforcing the county s land use policies, ordinances and regulations. It offers a range of planning and permit processing services. The department administers environmental protection and community development programs. It processes and issues building, zoning and other development permits. The department supports housing advisory and historic resources commissions. The County of Santa Cruz Planning Department additionally operates policy and code compliance sections.