Welcome to the City of Richmond’s Planning Division!
Permit Counter Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Planning Division provides advice and technical expertise to assist public officials, public agencies, real estate professionals, business operators and residents in understanding key community issues and priorities related to land use. The Planning staff provides excellent customer service by creating public and private partnerships that foster economic vitality, environmental integrity and quality design for the City of Richmond (read more)...
Planning Division Responsibilities
Developing, maintaining, and implementing the General Plan.
Reviewing development projects for consistency and compliance with the General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and applicable building codes.
Developing planning policies and standards that promote a quality living and working environment throughout the city.
Supporting and providing technical planning assistance to the City Council, Planning Commission, Design Review Board, and the Historic Preservation Advisory Committee.
Assessing damage and expediting reconstruction throughout the city following catastrophic events such as an earthquakes, floods, or wildfires.
The Planning Division accepts applications by appointment by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org or eTrakiT . If you have questions regarding a project, please contact your assigned planner. If you don’t know who your project has been assigned to or have general questions, please call (510) 620-6706, during the hours of Monday to Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and Friday from 8:30am-12:30pm.