Planning and Building Services

Responsibilities
  • Developing, maintaining, and implementing the General Plan.
  • Reviewing development projects for consistency and compliance with the General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and applicable building codes.
  • Developing planning policies and standards that promote a quality living and working environment throughout the city.
  • Supporting and providing technical planning assistance to the City Council, Planning Commission, Design Review Board, and the Historic Preservation Advisory Committee.
  • Assessing damage and expediting reconstruction throughout the city following catastrophic events such as an earthquakes, floods, or wildfires.

  1. Inclusionary Housing Ordinance Community Meeting

    The City of Richmond Department of Planning and Building Services is considering making amendments to the City’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (RMC 15.04.603) to create housing options for residents at various income levels. Read on...
  2. Application Submittal Policy for Wireless Communications Facilities

    The City has issued a policy to fairly and efficiently manage the intake of all applications for wireless communications facilities. Read on...
  3. City Office Holiday Closure

    As it has been the case during the past years, City offices will be closed during the holiday week in December, beginning Monday, December 24th, with offices reopening on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2018.
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