Planning & Zoning Division

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.

The mission of the Planning Division is to protect the City's natural resources; to ensure quality and sustainable community development and affordable housing; and to protect the public health, safety and welfare of our community through the application and enforcement of the City's Development Codes and land use policies.

Basic Services

The mission of the Planning Division is implemented through the following:

  • Development Review - Review development projects to ensure compliance with land use and environmental standards.  Provide support to the Planning Commission with review authority over land use policy and development projects.
  • Planning - Manage planning studies relating to resource conservation and other issues affecting the City's quality of life.  Ensure that residents, property owners, and business owners comply with land use policies and ordinances.
  • Zoning Information - Provide zoning and other land use information to property owners, developers, community organizations, businesses and any other members of the public.