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About SCO Planning, Engineering & Surveying, Inc.

SCO Planning, Engineering & Surveying was founded by Edward B. Sylvester, P.E. and Dale T. Creighton, AICP and has been providing Civil Design and Land Planning services to the Sierra Foothills and Mountain region for over 40 years.

We are a full-service planning, civil engineering, surveying and consulting firm that is dedicated to the success of our client’s projects and to the health and vitality of the communities we live and work in.

Our experience, insight and approach to projects allows us to navigate successfully through the regulatory environment and in a timely manner.

So whether the project is public, or private; commercial, or residential, SCO has the experience and staff to bring your project to reality.

Our experience and professional commitment transcends beyond traditional standards.

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Surveying & Mapping

High Performance

Surveying is an important component to many projects we work on at SCO Planning, Engineering & Surveying. We regularly provide the topographic, mapping, construction staking, and legal description services that many of our projects require.

Services offered:

  • ALTA Surveys

  • Topographic Mapping

  • Subdivision Mapping (Parcel Maps / Final Maps)

  • Annexations

  • Lot Line Adjustments

  • Records of Survey

  • Legal Descriptions and Plats

Planning & Entitlements

Smart & Sustainable Design

SCO Planning, Engineering & Surveying brings the experience and expertise to help navigate the often complicated planning & entitlement process. Clients rely on our understanding of the process, agencies and regulations, much of which is built upon relationships and the depth of experience among our staff.

From simple Site Plans to complex Master Planned Communities, our approach is based on sound planning principles. Our extensive knowledge of CEQA and government regulations help evaluate project feasibility early in the process.


Services Offered:

  • Project Feasibility Assessment

  • Land Planning

  • Development Strategies

  • Entitlements

  • Tentative Maps/Parcel Maps/Final Maps

  • Community Outreach

  • CEQA Analysis – Initial Studies/Mitigated Negative Declarations

  • General Plan Consistency Analysis

  • Specific Plans/Master Plans

  • Air Quality/Greenhouse Gas Analysis

Civil Engineering

Practical Solutions

Our design team provides innovative solutions to successfully meet the challenges of each unique project.

Services Offered:

  • Civil Engineering Design

  • Grading and Drainage Plans

  • Construction Documents

  • Streets, Roadways, Utilities

  • Engineer Cost Estimates

  • ADA Accessibility & Retrofits

  • Drainage Reports

  • SWPPP’s

We offer a wide variety of engineering services across industries.

Martin D. Wood, P.L.S.


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Jason Barnum, P.E.

    Vice President

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us to learn more.

Grass Valley Office (Main Office):
140 Litton Drive
Suite 240
Grass Valley, CA 95945


Grass Valley Office: (530) 272-5841

Truckee Office: (530) 582-4043

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