Community Development Department

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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

Latest News

On April 19, 2018, the City Council introduced Ordinance 626 to amend Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) regulations to be consistent with current State law.  The Ordinance, scheduled for second reading and adoption at the May 17, 2018 Council meeting, will allow ADUs within all zoning districts that allow residential development.  The Ordinance would also eliminate minimum lot size requirements for ADUs. 

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

Planning Commission News:  View the Planning Commission meeting for Tuesday, April 24, 2018 here.  The next scheduled Planning Commission meeting is on Tuesday, May 8, 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 latest City Council Baylands meeting was held on March 22nd, 2018.  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.