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.

The Draft Parkside at Brisbane Village Precise Plan (Parkside Plan) has been released! The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the Draft Plan at a special meeting on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. At the public hearing, the Planning Commission heard public comment on the Draft Plan and continued their deliberations to the regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, July 27, 2017 in the Community Room at City Hall. At the July 27 meeting, the Commission finalized their recommendation on the Draft Plan to the City Council and are scheduled to adopt a resolution recommending approval of the Plan with modifications on the August 22, 2017 meeting. 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 Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 7:30pm.   All meetings are held in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane. Please note that effective August 1st, 2017, Planning Commission meetings will be regularly scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month.  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 considered the issue again at their meeting on Thursday, July 20th, 2017. To read about the highlights, please visit here.

Baylands News: The next City Council Baylands meeting will be held on August 31, 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.