Planning Applications

Submitting an Application
Please check with the Planning Division by email or call (310) 544-5228 to ensure you have the correct application(s) and fees for your project.

Common Applications

Specialized Applications

Handouts Description
Antenna Development Guidelines Provides direction for proposals involving new wireless communications antenna installations, including co-location on existing antenna sites.   
Copies of Building Plans Procedure to request copies of Building Plans in file with the City.
Development Standards Provides minimum or maximum required 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 Permit 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.
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.
Mailbox 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.