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

Planning Commission News: View the Planning Commission meeting for Tuesday, March 13, 2018 here. The next scheduled Planning Commission meeting is on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. 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. To view public notices, please visit here

Cannabis Regulation News: At their January 23, 2018 meeting, the Planning Commission recommended modifications to the Zoning Ordinance to eliminate the 600-foot buffer from schools and daycares applicable to new cannabis businesses in Crocker Park. The City Council is tentatively scheduled to consider the zoning text amendments at their March 15, 2018 meeting. 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 the 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 will be held on Thursday, March 22nd at 7:30pm. The last Council Baylands meeting was on January 16th, 2018. 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.