How do I start the specific plan process?

After you have been formally advised that your project warrants the preparation of a specific plan, or after you have chosen to prepare a specific plan, it will be necessary for you to work closely with the staff of the Department.  Considerable county staff time is frequently involved in preliminary meetings and in review of your work, so it will be necessary for you to pay an advance retaining fee to this Department.

It may be possible to work on the environmental study concurrently with preparation of the specific plan in some instances.  However, the formal environmental review period cannot commence until an acceptable draft of the specific plan has been completed as it is attached as the project description of the environmental document.

Forms and applications can be found HERE.