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 Draft Parkside at Brisbane Village Precise Plan has been released! Check it out 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. You can purchase a printed hard copy at City Hall for $5.

The Planning Commission recommended approval of the Parkside Plan to the City Council via adoption of Resolution GPA-2-17 at their August 22, 2017 meeting, with modifications. Stay tuned for updates on City Council public hearing dates! Be the first to hear updates on the Parkside Plan process by signing up for e-notifications!

ADU News: Updated accessory (“secondary") dwelling unit (ADU) 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, September 26th, 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 continued their discussion of the Planning Commission recommendations for zoning text amendments to regulate personal cultivation of medical cannabis (“marijuana”) and medical cannabis businesses at their June 1, 2017 meeting. The City Council considered the issue again at their meeting on Thursday, July 20th, 2017. At that meeting, the Council voted to introduce to the Ordinance with the revision to allow delivery-only retail (no customers allowed on-site) as a conditionally permitted cannabis business in the TC-1 District. Ordinance 617 is scheduled to be adopted at the City Council's September 7, 2017 meeting.

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.