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The Community Development Department is responsible for the development and implementation of community goals regarding the natural and built environment.  This includes both planning and building

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 planning permit applications.  The Community Development Director serves as the Zoning Administrator.  The Department also administers building permits


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On May 17, 2018, the City Council adopted Ordinance 626 to amend Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) regulations to be consistent with current State law.  The Ordinance allows ADUs within all zoning districts that allow residential development and eliminates minimum lot size requirements for ADUs.  It will become effective June 16, 2018. 

On April 5, 2018, the City Council adopted Ordinance 625 to eliminate the prohibition against cannabis related businesses within 600 feet of a school or daycare. The Ordinance became effective on May 5, 2018. 

Planning Commission News:  Starting in August, the Planning Commission will hold regular meetings on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month.  View the Planning Commission meeting for Thursday, August 23, 2018.  The Planning Commission for Thursday, September 13, 2018 has been cancelled.  ?The next scheduled Planning Commission meeting is on Thursday, September 27, 2018?.  All meetings are held in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane.  To view past Planning Commission meetings, please visit here.  To view public notices, please visit here

Baylands News:  The Brisbane City Council held public hearings on July 12th and July 19th, 2018. To view the latest project update and the decision from the City Council, please visit Baylands Project Update.  View the Notice of Public Hearing here. The complete City Council's Baylands meeting schedule may be viewed here.  Please visit the Baylands Information Page for more information.  



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:  Includes general information on what type of work requires a permit, building permit handouts, a building permit fee estimator, and a list of building codes used by the City.