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Land Development

The Land Development Program is responsible for ensuring that proposed developments and businesses within Yuba County comply with applicable State and local laws within Yuba County Environmental Health (YCEH) jurisdiction. In coordination with other YCEH programs, the Land Use program evaluates development proposals with the goal of protecting or minimizing impacts to human health and the environment.


a.  Ensure that proposed land development projects (subdivisions, special permits, use permits, building permits, etc.) will not subject present and future residents to adverse public and environmental health impacts.

b.  Verify that land development projects include adequate public or private sewage treatment and disposal facilities to maintain water quality and environmental health standards.

c.  Verify that water supplies proposed for all new subdivisions are adequate.

  1. Ensure that onsite wastewater disposal for all proposed land developments comply with YCEH regulations.
  2. Ensure that Environmental Impact Reports (EIR) consider pertinent adverse public health and environmental impacts, and propose adequate mitigating measures.
  3. Review Conditional Use Permits, Zone Changes, and general Plan Amendments to identify and make recommendations on elements which have the potential to create environmental hazards.

 Summary of Activities:

  1. Review proposed tentative tract maps, parcel maps, zone changes, use permit, general plan, and amendments; evaluate potential adverse public health and environmental effects; prepare reports of evaluations and mitigating measures.
  2. Conduct site investigations of the above-mentioned projects to evaluate public health and environmental effects.
  3. Review utility plans of onsite wastewater disposal systems proposed for new projects to ascertain feasibility and compliance with YCEH regulations.
  4. Review environmental impact reports of proposed projects to ensure adequate consideration has been given to public health and environmental impacts.

Program Contact: Chris Benedict - (530) 749-5450