Community Development Department

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The Community Development Department is responsible for the development and maintenance of community goals regarding the natural and built environment.  This includes planningbuilding permits and code enforcement

The department provides administration to the Planning Commission and support to the City Council.  The department is tasked with maintaining the City's General Plan, the blue print for the future of the City, and reviewing permit applications. The Community Development Director serves as the Zoning Administrator.

Latest News

Parkside Plan News: The Draft Parkside at Brisbane Village Precise Plan has been released! Check it out online on the Parkside Documents page. You can also view a hard copy at the Brisbane Library (not available for checkout) or at City Hall. You can purchase a printed hard copy at City Hall for $5.

An open house on the Draft Plan contents will be held at the Community Meeting Room in City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane at 7 p.m. on June 22, 2017. Immediately following the open house, join the Planning Commission in the Community Meeting room at 7:30 p.m. for a workshop on the Draft Plan. Make sure to be the first to hear updates on the Parkside Plan process by signing up for e-notifications!

ADU News: Updated accessory (“secondary") dwelling unit (ADU) are now in effect! The minimum lot size requirement in the R-1 District and on-site parking requirements for ADUs have been eliminated, and homeowners may now convert existing spaces in a single-family home or accessory buildings into ADUs with only a building permit. Visit Chapter 17.43 of the Brisbane Municipal Code to read the new regulations!

Planning Commission News: The next Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at 7:30pm.  All meetings are held in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane.  To view past Planning Commission meetings, please visit here.

Cannabis Regulation News: The City Council continued their discussion of the Planning Commission recommendations for zoning text amendments to regulate personal cultivation of medical cannabis (“marijuana”) and medical cannabis businesses at their June 1, 2017 meeting. The City Council continued the public hearing to a date to be determined in order for staff to revise the draft ordinance to add regulations for non-medical cannabis businesses, and to provide the Council with additional information about retail (dispensary) regulations. Check out the meeting video here.

Baylands News: The next City Council Baylands meeting will be held on July 13th, 2017 at 7:30pm. The complete City Council's Baylands meeting schedule may be viewed here. 

Please visit the Baylands Planning Commission Hearings to view past workshops, hearings and deliberations meetings, and written correspondence. 




Planning Division:  Includes planning application form and fee schedule, planning application handouts, zoning and land use maps, outline of development projects and sites in the City, the General Plan, Planning Commission and Zoning Administrator information.

Building Division & Code Enforcement:  Includes general information on what type of work requires a permit, building permit handouts, a building permit fee estimator, a list of building codes used by the City and information on the code enforcement process.

The Baylands
Includes an outline with links to the various materials that have been prepared as part of the Baylands planning and EIR process.