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Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • When would I contact the Planning Department?

  • What is the zoning of my property?

  • What can I build on my property?

  • I want to build a room addition. What are my setbacks?

  • Do I need a permit to build a wall or fence? What is the height limit for a fence or wall?

  • Can I have a business in my home?

  • Can I build a granny flat/second unit on my residential lot?

  • What is a Variance?

  • What is the Planning Commission?

  • What are the fees of the Planning Department?

  • If a discretionary approval, such as a Conditional Use Permit, Tentative Subdivision Map is needed, how long is the process?

  • What is the parking requirement for my business?

  • Where can I find the Assessors Parcel Number (APN) for my property?

  • Where can I find fee information for permits or services?

  • How do I determine where my property lines are?

  • Where can I get a copy of "as-built" plans of my building or property?

  • Do I need a sign permit for all signs?

  • Do I need a permit to reface my sign?

  • I would like to obtain a temporary banner permit for my business. What is the process?