Community Development

News and Announcements

The Community Development Department is currently remote due to the severe weather and the flooding of the Salinas River. Our office is expected to return to normal on Monday January 16, 2023. If you need our assistance we can be reached as follows:

Planning Services: 

Phone: 831-884-1220, Email: 

Building Services: 

Phone: 831-884-1214, Email:


The Community Development Department is comprised of two divisions:

The Planning Department implements the General Plan, Local Coastal Program, Municipal Code, and state and federal laws; establishes procedures related to planning programming, code compliance, and planning-related inspection functions. Staff serve as a liaison to the Planning Commission, Design Review Board, and Tree Committee.

The Building Department is also a part of the Community Development Department issuing Building permits, conducting Building permit inspections, and undertaking code enforcement activities.