Planning

Important Notice

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Planning Division offices will be closed to the public until further notice. Submittal for Planning permits (e.g., use permits, design review, front yard paving, etc.) can be made electronically or via mail. Please contact Michael Van Lonkhuysen by calling 650-991-8158 to make arrangements.

If you would like to speak to a counter planner, we are available to assist you during our regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm) at 650-991-8033.

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The Planning Division administers, prepares and maintains the provisions of the City's Zoning Ordinance and General Plan. Planning Division staff guides residents and the development community through the regulatory process associated with physical development in Daly City.

The Planning Division also provides technical staff services to the Planning Commission, the City Council, Design Review Committees and the Successor Agency to Redevelopment.

Our goal is to preserve and enhance the City's physical, economic, and social environment through implementation of effective, short and long-range planning principles.