Uniform Planning Application

Application required for most projects

Dumpster Permit

Temporary dumpsters for projects with an active building permit

Minor Site Plan Review

Minor accessory structures (a/c units, swimming pool, etc.)

Sign Permit

Temporary and Permanent Signs on private property

Temporary Banner Permit

Non-commercial special event banners in the public right-of-way.
Apply online


Antenna Development

Guidelines involving new wireless communication antenna installations, including co-location on existing antenna sites

Building Plan Copies

Procedure to request copies of Building Plans on file with the City

Development Standards

Provides lot dimensions, setbacks, lot coverage, height and parking requirements for each Single-Family Residential zoning district

EV Charge Unit

Process for the installation of EV (electric vehicle) charging units.  Interior wall mounted units are exempt from Planning Division approval

Encroachment Permit

Procedure for encroachment of walls, fences, pilasters, and/or observation booths, or similar structures in the public right-of-way

Extreme Slope

Process to construct a deck which extend/cantilever a maximum of 6' into the extreme slope area (35% or greater), tanks which extend a maximum of 12' into the extreme slope area, and flag poles up to 16' in height on an extreme slope

Fence/Wall Permit

Process to construct a fence or wall up to 7' in height within the rear or side yard setback that is contiguous with another parcel.  Some fences or walls are exempt from this permit process

Grading Permit

Process for earthwork projects.  If your earthwork is less than the Minor Grading Permit requirement criteria in this handout, it is exempt from Planning Division approval

Green Building

Volunteer program for RPV residents who wish to construct green buildings. Incentives include expedited plan review and potential rebate of City's processing fees

Height Variation

Guidelines and procedures for additions over 16' in height (e.g. second story)

Landslide Moratorium Exclusion

Procedure for a parcel of land to be excluded from the landslide moratorium area to the City Council


Standard dimensions for mailboxes in the public right-of-way.  No Planning Division approval is required if the mailbox is limited to the standard dimensions or smaller

Neighborhood Compatibility

Handbook explaining the purpose and process of Neighborhood Compatibility analysis.  This analysis applies to all new homes, remodels involving 50% or more demolition, certain single-story additions, second story additions, projects exceeding allowable lot coverage, certain deck/balcony/roof deck expansions and additions of a mezzanine that modifies the exterior

Site Plan Review – Major

Applies to all projects resulting in additional lot coverage (i.e. single-story additions up to 16' in height, conversions that do not require exterior modifications, covered patios, trellises, storage sheds, decks greater than 30" in height, etc.)

Residential Construction

Step-by-step explanations for obtaining City approval for residential construction

Submittal Checklist

Itemized checklist for residential development submittal, including silhouette and property owner mailing list forms

Water Efficient Landscaping

Process and design guidelines for the installation of landscaped areas, altered landscape areas or landscaped area irrigation systems