Director: Ken Rukavina
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. A Special Construction Permit must be obtained by Thursday, May 26th. The Special Construction Permit application is available by visiting the following link: https://bit.ly/3oVBLTv. Please note that minor repairs, maintenance, and landscaping activities (i.e., work that does not otherwise require a building permit) are not prohibited on legal holidays.
Virtual Planning Counter Hours:
Representatives from the Planning Division are also available to provide virtual assistance and answer project-level questions.
Virtual Planning Counter Hours are available Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed noon to 1:00).
To schedule an appointment with the Planner On-Duty, please send an email to:
Once an appointment request is received, a representative will respond with virtual meeting instructions.
Drop-Off & Pick-Up Services
Plans and application materials may be dropped off or picked via a designated location outside of the Community Development Department.
It is recommended that such services be coordinated with your Project Planner or designated staff member.
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.
Building & Safety
Planning & Zoning
Code EnforcementPhone: 310-544-5281
View Restoration/PreservationPhone: 310-544-5288
Community DevelopmentPhysical Address
30940 Hawthorne Boulevard
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
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.)
ConstructionAllowable 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.