To protect the health and safety of the public during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, City Hall and other facilities are closed to the public until further notice. The City continues to provide services during this time and recommends using technological alternatives where possible. For more information related to City services during this emergency, please visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page or call the City at (310) 802-5000.

Planning and Zoning

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

city hall closed to public-REV post May 15 

To respond to State and County orders to stay-at-home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Planning Division Staff is working remotely. The Planning Division is able to provide limited services during this time. Staff is available Monday through Thursday, 7:30am-5:30pm, and Fridays, 7:30am-4:30pm, by phone and email. Please call (310)-802-5520 to speak with a Planner directly about available Planning services. Voicemails and emails will be returned promptly. 

City Hall Hours are Mondays through Thursdays 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Fridays 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Before you plan a trip to City Hall, check out our Permitting Center Schedule to know when staff and services are available.

permitting center schedule button construction hours and holidays button
code enforcement button  


The Planning Division is responsible for reviewing project proposals for compliance with the General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and Local Coastal Program. Current planning projects range from residential remodels to new commercial developments. Staff serves the Planning Commission by providing reports and detailed analysis for projects subject to discretionary review. Long range community planning projects are also provided by the Planning staff in the form of comprehensive studies, regional planning, municipal code and General Plan amendments.

The following pages provide useful Planning Division information: