Our Permit Center counter services will be closed to the public for a departmental meeting on Wednesday, August 7, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Welcome to the Planning Division

The Planning Division provides professional guidance and technical assistance to the City Council, planning commissions and the public; implements and monitors city growth and development policies; accepts, processes and analyzes development applications and recommends action on such applications to the Council, Planning Commission and Design Committee. The Planning Division also acts on items such as administrative permits, sign permits, home occupations and code enforcement.
Planning Fee Schedule - Effective July 1, 2024

All permits are subject to an added 3 percent Technology Fee pursuant to Ordinance #5014.

Need help preparing your documents or applying for your permit?

Visit the Development Services online permit center by clicking on the image below.

Other Helpful Quick Links


Open Projects

What's new about Parking in Front and Street-side Setbacks

The City Council has adopted an ordinance to prohibit parking on residential landscaping. More information is here.

Learn about development project proposals by:

Checking with the Planning Division at (916) 774-5276. Staff are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

​Watching for Planning Commission and Design Committee agendas, which are posted at the Planning Division, 311 Vernon Street, and are available on the Internet by clicking here.

The Planning Commission can be contacted at [email protected].

For questions about Building Permits and Plan Checks, please contact the Building Division at (916) 774-5332.

For questions about Improvement Plans and other Engineering Permits, please contact the Engineering - Land Development Division at (916) 774-5339.