Let Manu walk you through the basicsThe planning division is where applications for residential projects are processed. All projects must comply with local zoning ordinance. The precise rules governing the permit process and the maximum square footage allowed, height restrictions or setback requirements, will depend on the specific zoning of a lot and whether it is conforming or non-conforming. Planning permit applications are submitted to the planning office and must comply with the County’s general plan, zoning ordinance, and other regulations. The county of Santa Clara has a user-friendly tool to help determine the zoning for homes within the county. Please visit https://www.sccgov.org. Manu is well versed in the planning, building permits process and the whole lifecycle of constructing a single-family home in bay area. She will be glad to share her personal experiences in undertaking remodeling or building houses from grounds up.