Community Development Department

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The Community Development Department is responsible for the development and maintenance of community goals regarding the natural and built environment.  This includes planningbuilding permits and code enforcement.

The department provides administration to the Planning Commission and support to the City Council.  The department is tasked with maintaining the City's General Plan, the blue print for the future of the City, and reviewing permit applications. The Community Development Director serves as the Zoning Administrator.

Latest News

Parkside Plan News: The City Council adopted the Parkside Plan and implementing General Plan amendments at a special meeting on Monday, October 30th. We're working on updating the text of the Parkside Plan to reflect the Council's changes, and the final Parkside Plan will be posted on the Parkside Documents page as soon as it's available! Thank you to all community members who participated in the two year planning process for the Parkside Plan.

The Draft Parkside at Brisbane Village Precise Plan (which does not reflect the Council's adopted text modifications) may be viewed online on the Parkside Documents page. You can also view a hard copy at the Brisbane Library (not available for checkout) or at City Hall.

ADU News: Updated accessory (“secondary") dwelling unit (ADU) regulations are now in effect! The minimum lot size requirement in the R-1 District and on-site parking requirements for ADUs have been eliminated, and homeowners may now convert existing spaces in a single-family home or accessory buildings in the R-1 District into ADUs with only a building permit, subject to compliance with objective criteria. Visit Chapter 17.43 of the Brisbane Municipal Code to read the new regulations!

Planning Commission News: The next Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 7:30pm.   All meetings are held in the Community Meeting Room at City Hall, 50 Park Place, Brisbane. To view past Planning Commission meetings, please visit here.

Cannabis Regulation News: The City Council adopted Ordinance 617, implementing the Planning Commission recommendations for zoning text amendments to regulate personal cultivation of medical cannabis (“marijuana”) and cannabis businesses, at September 7, 2017 meeting. Please visit the Cannabis Business webpage for information on how to apply to establish a cannabis business in Brisbane. 

Baylands News: The next City Council Baylands meeting has not been scheduled. The complete City Council's Baylands meeting schedule may be viewed here. 

Please visit the Baylands Planning Commission Hearings to view past workshops, hearings and deliberations meetings, and written correspondence. 



Planning Division:  Includes planning application form and fee schedule, planning application handouts, zoning and land use maps, outline of development projects and sites in the City, the General Plan, Planning Commission and Zoning Administrator information.

Building Division & Code Enforcement:  Includes general information on what type of work requires a permit, building permit handouts, a building permit fee estimator, a list of building codes used by the City and information on the code enforcement process.

The Baylands
Includes an outline with links to the various materials that have been prepared as part of the Baylands planning and EIR process.