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:

The department also staffs the Planning Commission.

No Construction Allowed on Veterans Day (Monday, November 11, 2019)

Pursuant to Section 17.56.020(B) of the City’s Zoning Code, it is unlawful to carry on construction, grading or landscaping activities, or to operate heavy equipment on legal holidays, unless a Special Construction Permit is approved by the Director of Community Development. Special Construction Permits must be requested at least 48 hours before any such work is to begin.

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  1. Building & Safety

    Phone: 310-544-5280

  2. Planning & Zoning

    Phone: 310-544-5228

  3. Code Enforcement

    Phone: 310-544-5281

  4. View Restoration/Preservation

    Phone: 310-544-5288

  5. Community Development

    Physical Address
    30940 Hawthorne Boulevard
    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

    Office Hours
    Monday through Thursday
    7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.)

    7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.)

  6. Construction

    Allowable Construction Hours
    Monday through Friday
    7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Sunday or Legal Holidays
    No work allowed, unless a Special Construction Permit is obtained at least 48 hours before work is to begin.