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Hamilton Land Planning, LLC   

911 Center Street, Suite E

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Ph (831) 423-9992  Fx (831) 423-9994


As a builder, there are critical timelines and events leading up to the actual building process.  Deidra Hamilton’s knowledge, professionalism and communication allows for predictable results and understanding of the intricate permitting process in the

Santa Cruz County. 


Jon Badeaux, Contractor

Jon Badeaux Construction, Inc.

I have hired Deidre Hamilton as a land use planner on numerous occasions over the past twenty years. She is smart, articulate, straightforward and even keeled. She knows the codes and the politics in the Santa Cruz area better than just about anyone and best of all Deidre is a team player. My vote would be a one hundred percent "yes" vote for working with Deidre Hamilton. 


Stephanie Barnes-Castro, Architect

I have worked with Ms Hamilton on many projects and have always found her to be an invaluable asset on any project. She knows everyone at the various regulatory agencies and can handle an application with skill and integrity. I have no hesitation in recommending her.


Charlene Atack, Attorney (Retired)

My wife and I hired Deidre to help us get through the permitting process for our earthen home.  Because of the unusual nature of our house we need someone with knowledge of the process to help us navigate through it.  Deidre was very professional and knows the inner working of the Planning Department like the back of her hand.  Going through the process was a lot less stressful with her help.  Her services are invaluable.


James Warmkessel, Property Owner

I have been working with Deidre Hamilton 

of Hamilton Swift & Associates, for over 18 years. Deidre is a land use planner who has extensive experience working with the City & County of Santa Cruz. I call her when I have clients with questions about view corridors, permits, options for building, historical homes limitation’s, possibilities for building envelops, zoning and much more. Not only is Deidra knowledgeable, personable and hardworking she is also a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her.


Lauren Spencer, Coldwell Banker

Having completed hundreds of real estate transactions over the last 20+ years,  I know the value Deidre Hamilton brings to the table. She has been instrumental in helping my clients navigate building, permit , land use and development matters with amazing success. Even when that meant walking away from a property or venture. Deidre's wealth of knowledge has helped my clients make sound decisions, expedite what is often a laborious process and avoid costly pitfalls. Engaging her services has always proven to be a great investment.

I cannot recommend Deidre enough!


Mike O'Boy, realtor

Sereno Properties

Deidre Hamilton presented to our Realtor group on land use and offered a wealth of knowledge.  She possesses a clear understanding of the codes, as well as the permit and planning process.  The class was both entertaining and insightful and I think all participants left with much deeper knowledge of land use planning in this area, and in general.


Tai Boutell, Santa Cruz Home Finance

I have had the pleasure of hosting Deidre Hamilton at the Santa Cruz County Association of REALTORS® for a number of years.  She is a skilled and extremely knowledgeable speaker with a wealth of information to share with our membership. The classes are always full and her presentations on Land Use are excellent. It is clear she is ‘tops’ in her field and we are truly fortunate to have her participate in our Santa Cruz County Pro Classes. 

Norma I. Milete, Member Services Director

Santa Cruz County Association of REALTORS®