Planning Division

Welcome to the City of Richmond’s Planning Division!

Our office is open and providing all services in alignment with the State of California’s June 15, 2021 Grand Reopening.

The Planning Division accepts applications by appointment or by email. If you have questions regarding a project, please contact your assigned planner. If you don’t know who your project has been assigned to or have general questions, please call (510) 620-6706, during the hours of Monday to Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, and Friday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Planners will be accepting in-person or virtual appointments. Each appointment block will be in 30 minute increments and we will be limited to 10 appointments per day. Appointments can be scheduled by emailing or calling (510) 620-6706. Customers arriving without an appointment will be seen as openings in the appointment schedule allow. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit electronically.

The following information will be needed when making an appointment:
Name, phone number, and purpose of visit.

Upon consultation with a planner, you may submit the Planning Application Form, along with the Payment Form and all items on the applicable Application Submittal Checklists listed here: Fees, Forms, and Checklists | Richmond, CA - Official Website. Please review the submittal checklist and contact the planner on duty to receive an invoice.

To submit a planning application online, please follow these instructions.

For wireless applications, please see Wireless Facilities (See Application Submittal Policy for Wireless Communications Facilities, use Section 6409 Worksheet for 6409 eligible projects)

Thank you and stay well!

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Contact Information

450 Civic Center Plaza - 2nd Floor
Richmond, CA 94804
Directions to Richmond City Hall

General Information:        510-620-6706
Ayuda en Español:           510-620-6705
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Permit Counter Hours:    Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm   
Office Hours:                    
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Mission Statement

The Planning Division provides advice and technical expertise to assist public officials, public agencies, real estate professionals, business operators and residents in understanding key community issues and priorities related to land use. The Planning staff provides excellent customer service by creating public and private partnerships that foster economic vitality, environmental integrity and quality design for the City of Richmond (read more)...