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 the Community Development Director serves as the Zoning Administrator.

Latest News

The City-sponsored Pop-Up Workshop was held on October 24 and many turned out to share their vision for the Parkside at Brisbane Village Precise Plan.   MIG has also provided a Community Pop-Up Event Summary reviewing the input gathered from the community about the Parkside Plan.  There will be more opportunities in the future to voice your opinion!  Interviews were also held to gain feedback from Stakeholders, and their summary may be viewed here.

The Brisbane Planning Commission has set aside the Baylands public hearing of November 16, 2015 community groups, December 1st for other independent groups and December 10th for the applicant to make presentations regarding the Baylands before the Commission considers making its recommendation to the City Council.  The meetings will start on their respective dates from 7:30-10:30 pm in the Community Meeting Room at Brisbane City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane.

The Baylands survey results are now available for review!  The City Council received a presentation on October 27th from the City’s survey consultants regarding these results.  This survey was mailed to all registered voters on August 25th with a response deadline of September 12th.

The Baylands Final EIR has been published and is now available for public review.  Public workshops and hearings on the proposed Brisbane Baylands Specific Plan, related project components, and the Baylands Final EIR by the Planning Commission have started.  Public Hearing #9 will be held on December 1st at 7:30pm at the Community Meeting Room.

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.