Community Development

New Submittal Requirements for Geotechnical Reports! 

Beginning June 1, 2017, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes will require applicants to furnish an electronic copy, in the form of a CD, for submitted geotechnical reports, in addition to the 
2 hard copies we currently collect.  Questions…Call Building & Safety at 310-544-5280.

Director: Ara Mihranian


The purpose of the Community Development Department is to ensure the orderly physical development of the community by upholding the goals and policies of the city’s General Plan through the issuance of land use entitlements and permits for improvements and development of private property.


The department is comprised of the following 4 divisions that oversee the general functions described above:

The department also staffs the Planning Commission.