Planning Permits

The City's processing fees are cumulative.  For example, if a project requires both a Use Permit and a Variance, both fees will be charged.  All application fees are a deposit subject to an hourly rate.  No application shall be deemed complete, and processing shall not commence or continue on any application untill all fees required by the City have been paid in full.

Type of Permit Land Use Code Reference Section Range of Associated Fees* Checklists and Handouts**
Administrative and Legislative  

Land Use Code Amendment

 9.92  $2,556  
General Plan Amendment  9.92  $3,066  
Historic Designations  9.53  $639  
Interpretation 9.10.050   $678 - $3,066  
Local Coastal Program Amendment  9.92   $3,066  
Zoning Map Amendment  9.92   $2,556  
Planning Permit/Development Approval                                             
Alterations & Demolitions  9.53  $244.50 - $976.50  
Coastal Permit (CP)  9.72.030   $487.50 Checklist
Design Review (DR) 9.72.040   $244.50 - $976.50 Handout and Checklist 
Emergency Permit  9.72.050   $1,040.25  
Hillside Development Permit 9.52.070  $744 Handout and Checklist
Master Sign Plan 9.38.030  $487.50 Handout and Checklist 
Minor Use Permit (MUP) 9.72.080  $744  
Tree Removal Permit 9.58.050  $372 Handout and Checklist 
Planned Development Permit (PD) 9.72.070  $2,556 Handout and Checklist
Sign Permit 9.38.030  $244.50 Handout and Checklist 
Use Permit (UP) 9.72.080  $2,556 Handout and Checklist 
Variance 9.72.090  $2,556 Handout and Checklist 
Zoning Clearance 9.72.100  $186  

*Fees may range in price depending on the size and type of project.  For a more detailed fee schedule click here.
** The City is developing new handouts and checklist and these documents will be added to this page as they are completed.

Planning Permits