Development Applications & Guides


Effective July 1, 2021, Planning and Building Services will resume in-person at the City Hall public counter on a limited basis only Monday and Wednesday between 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Remote services will continue to be provided during regular City hours. Submittal of applications, plan sets, and any other associated materials should be submitted via email to After receipt of the application has been confirmed by Planning staff, the applicant will receive an invoice by email and instructions how to submit credit card payment by telephone or in person during general City Hall hours, Monday to Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Fridays 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Applications will not be processed until payment is confirmed. 

For more information regarding the City’s Re-Opening Plan for Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement Services, please see the Information Bulletin here: Re-Opening Plan - Information Bulletin to Public and Applicants (Updated 1.10.22) (PDF)

Most Requested Applications & Guides
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU & JrADU):
 - Accessory Dwelling Unit Application Packet (PDF)
- Additional ADU resources at: 

Administrative Design Review (ADR):
- Administrative Design Review Application Packet (PDF)
- Administrative Design Review Guide (PDF)

Citywide Design Guidelines
- City Council Adopted Design Guidelines (PDF)
- Design Guidelines FAQ (PDF)

Design Review Board (DRB):
- Citizens’ Participation Program Application Packet (PDF)
- Design Review Board Application Packet (PDF)
- Design Review Board Guide (PDF)

May also be required:
- Coastal Development Permit (PDF)
- Floodplain Development Permit (PDF)
- Land Conservation Permit (PDF)

Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (WELO):
- Water Efficient Landscapes Guide (PDF)

Determination of Substantial Conformance (DSC):
- Determination of Substantial Conformance Application Packet (PDF)
- Determination of Substantial Conformance Guide (PDF)

Encroachment Permit (EP):
- Encroachment Permit Application (PDF)
- Encroachment Permit Guide (PDF)

Administrative Sign Review (ASR):
- Administrative Sign Review Application Packet (PDF)
- Administrative Sign Review Guide (PDF)
- Signage Calculation How-to Guide (PDF)

  1. Individual Applications & Forms
  2. Development Guides & Checklists
  1. Resident Guides
  2. Informational Documents