The Planning Department is an integral part of making the City of Del Mar a beautiful place to live, work, and visit. The department is committed to accomplishing this goal through current and advanced planning that directs and guides residential and commercial development and encourages land uses that are compatible, sustainable, and most beneficial to the community.
The Planning Department is responsible for a variety of services such as the following:
Making preparations for a new Parking Management Plan
Managing key programs and projects such as Affordable Housing, Coast Boulevard, and the Camino del Mar Streetscape Plans
Updating the city’s Community (General) Plan and zoning standards
In addition, the planning staff completes the following tasks:
Assists the public through the permitting process
Consults with and advises architects, engineers, and homeowners
Makes periodic inspections during the course of construction
Reviews all plans for compliance with code requirements
Roles & Structure
The department serves as the liaison to the City Council, Planning Commission, Design Review Board, and various ad hoc committees.
Need to submit an application? All submittals must be provided electronically by email to the Planning Department at Planning@delmar.ca.us Hard copy submittals will not be accepted. Note that all required fees must be paid before an application will be processed.
Should you need any assistance from Planning staff, please call (858) 755-9313 or email Planning@delmar.ca.us
Planning Counter Hours
In-Person & Remote Service Monday and Wednesday Only 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Remote Service Only Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.