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Planning Division

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The Planning Division prepares and updates the City's General Plan and Zoning Code, reviews projects and plans for zoning compliance, prepares project casework for monthly Planning Commission meetings, and is involved in various other programs. The Planning Division acts as liaison to the City Council and Planning Commission on all land use and development matters in the City. 


The Planning Division may be contacted Monday through Thursday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at  (310) 318-0242 or via email at

Public Counter Hours and Appointments:

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, CITY HALL REMAINS OPERATIONAL BUT, CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. The Community Development Department has temporarily changed their submittal process while City Hall remains closed to the public.

Once you are prepared to submit plans, please contact us via email at with the application and complete submittal requirements. 

Coastal Permitting:

In general, new development, development that increases floor area more than 10%, increases height more than 10%, or intensifies or changes the use, affects coastal resources, or involves a site where a Coastal Development Permit was previously issued, may require a Coastal Development Permit after the City has approved the proposal in concept. The City's Planning Division can assist you at (310) 318-0242.  In some cases you may be referred to the California Coastal Commission staff for a determination of whether a Coastal Permit is required.  Coastal Development Permits are issued by the Long Beach office:

Applications, Forms and Handouts: 
Click here for all applications, forms and handouts.

Programs, Plans, Projects:
Click here for the Programs, Plans, and Projects web page.


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