Community Development Department

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The Community Development Department is responsible for the development and maintenance of community goals regarding the natural and built environment.  This includes planningbuilding permits and code enforcement

The department provides administration to the Planning Commission and support to the City Council.  The department is tasked with maintaining the City's General Plan, the blue print for the future of the City, and reviewing permit applications. The Community Development Director serves as the Zoning Administrator.

Latest News

The Planning Commission will deliberate on Thursday, August 25th at 7:30pm in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane, to consider a recommendation to the City Council regarding proposed development of the Brisbane Baylands.   The Planning Commission held a Baylands Public Hearing on Thursday July 28th.  The Notice of Public Hearing may be viewed here.   Please visit the Baylands Hearing schedule to view past workshops, hearings and deliberations meetings. 

MIG presented three preliminary Parkside Plan concept alternatives at the June 2, 2016 City Council meeting. Go to the Parkside Plan webpage to check out the presentation and materials!

In The Works


Planning Division:  Includes planning application form and fee schedule, planning application handouts, zoning and land use maps, outline of development projects and sites in the City, the General Plan, Planning Commission and Zoning Administrator information.

Building Division & Code Enforcement:  Includes general information on what type of work requires a permit, building permit handouts, a building permit fee estimator, a list of building codes used by the City and information on the code enforcement process.

The Baylands
Includes an outline with links to the various materials that have been prepared as part of the Baylands planning and EIR process.