Permits and Development

The Community Development Department is responsible for coordinating land and building development throughout the City. In partnership with other City departments, Community Development helps homeowners, business owners, and those in the development industry plan and execute development projects. 

The following documents are provided to assist you as you move forward with your development project. We look forward to working with you, and hope that your experience developing property in the City of Castroville is a pleasant one.

Please visit the Permits and Development Documents page for forms. 
Submit all permits to the following email:

Do you need a Permit?

No permits are needed for the following; however, they are still required to meet the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance and historic properties may be subject to review by the Historic Landmark Commission. These exclusions only pertain to residential permits. All other zonings must contact the Community Development Department.
  • Accessory structures under 200 sq, ft.
  • Cabinets, counter-tops, and similar finish work
  • Construction of decks that are no more than 200 sq. ft. and does not exceed 30 in. above grade
  • Non-structural interior remodeling, which does not add floor area
  • Painting and papering
  • Prefabricated pools, less than 24 in. deep and temporary pools, not connected to City's water or electric
  • Replacement of plumbing and lighting fixtures
  • Replacement of siding
  • Replacement of windows and doors
  • Retaining walls less than 4 ft. in height
  • Roof repair with no structural change
  • Swings and other playground equipment 
  • Tiling and carpeting 
All accessory structures over 200 sq. ft. will be required to pull a permit.
This includes, but is not limited to:

            º Awning         º Carport       º Garage       º Greenhouse
            º Pergola        º Porch          º Shed           º Storage Building
            º Pool House