Planning Division

The Planning Division functions as the professional and technical adviser to the Planning Commission and City Council on policy matters and issues concerning the physical development of the community.

The Planning Division is the principal office responsible for processing land use applications such as Conditional Use Permits, Tentative Tract / Parcel Maps, Temporary Use Permits, Location and Development Plans, Sign Permits, and Home Occupation Permits. The Division is also a necessary step in the Business Licenses application process.

All new development or modification/upgrade to existing commercial, industrial, or residential structures must be reviewed for conformance to the Development Code, and the City's General Plan, before that construction may begin. Planning works with other City divisions, such as Building and Safety, Fire and Engineering, as well as other governmental agencies, to ensure new development has adequate infrastructure and services. Planning also provides zoning and land use regulation information to the general public.

For more information on zoning and land use regulations please visit Chapter 17 in the City of Municipal Code.


Development Services and Code Staff: 

Animal Services - 760-246-2300 ex.13087

Building & Safety - 760-246-2300 ex.11181

Engineering & Utilities - 760-246-2300 ex.11143

Planning & Cannabis - 760-246-2300 ex.11189

Helpful Information and Documents

To ensure customers engage with Southern California Edison at the planning/permit stage:

Commercial cannabis operations are encouraged to adopt energy efficiency best practices. See below for more information:

• Southern California Edison commercial business customers may be eligible to receive rebates or incentives for adopting certain energy efficiency measures. For more information and a list of available energy efficiency programs, please visit:

• Resource Innovation Institute (RII) is a non-profit organization that offers resources to promote efficiency in the field of controlled environment agriculture (CEA), including best practice guides, case studies, industry reports and energy use benchmarking tools. For more information, please visit: