Community Development Department

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The Community Development Department is responsible for the development and implementation of community goals regarding the natural and built environment.  This includes both planning and building

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 planning permit applications.  The Community Development Director serves as the Zoning Administrator.  The Department also administers building permits


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Building Safety Month (BSM) is a public awareness campaign celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May for the past 38 years to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement and a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system. For more information please click here

On May 17, 2018, the City Council adopted Ordinance 626 to amend Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) regulations to be consistent with current State law.  The Ordinance allows ADUs within all zoning districts that allow residential development and eliminates minimum lot size requirements for ADUs.  It will become effective June 16, 2018. 

On April 5, 2018, the City Council adopted Ordinance 625 to eliminate the prohibition against cannabis related businesses within 600 feet of a school or daycare. The Ordinance became effective on May 5, 2018. 

Planning Commission News:  View the Planning Commission meeting for Tuesday, June 12, 2018 here.  The next scheduled Planning Commission meeting is on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.  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.  To view public notices, please visit here

Baylands News:  The Brisbane City Council will hold a public hearing on July 12th, which is a continuation of the June 7th Public Hearing.  Meeting will be at 7:30pm at Brisbane City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane.  View the Notice of Public Hearing here. The latest City Council Baylands meeting was held on March 22nd, 2018.  The complete City Council's Baylands meeting schedule may be viewed here.  Please visit the Baylands Information Page for more information.  



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:  Includes general information on what type of work requires a permit, building permit handouts, a building permit fee estimator, and a list of building codes used by the City.