We are pleased to offer online access to permit information and online payment for unincorporated Monterey County. The information below outlines what can be researched or submitted online.

Online Payments & Convenience Fees
Payments may be made through the internet (Citizen Access) using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or through an electronic checking or savings debit. You will need to be a registered Accela Citizen Access user to pay online.

The Resource Management Agency does not charge a fee to process payments online, however, the vendor processing your payments assesses the following convenience fees:

  • E-check Payments - $0.50 flat fee
  • Credit Card Payments - 2.25% of the total bill


Submit Applications & Monitor Status

Citizen Access - This is the primary online resource for Land Use information for Monterey County. The following can be done with Accela Citizen Access (ACA):

  • View historical planning and building permit information
  • Initialize permits online
  • Submit public records requests online
  • View historical public records requests
  • Report code compliance issues
  • View historical code compliance cases
  • Lookup zoning information
  • Schedule inspections

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Monitor Permit Status

Monterey County Permit Tracker - This tool enables citizens to track planning and building permits. Permit Tracker is an interactive tool that allows you to:

  • View planning and building permit information
  • Track permit stages and updates
  • Subscribe to permits and receive updates
  • Note: You can not submit permit applications via Permit Tracker