Planning and Building Services

Welcome to the City of Richmond’s Planning & Building Divisions.

Our office is currently closed until further notice in accordance with the Contra Costa County Health Officer’s order. This closure may change as essential services are furthered defined.

Staff will be checking phone messages, emails, and faxes, but maybe delayed in their response.

Please assist us in reducing the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) by observing the shelter in place and staying home if you are sick. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Thank you, and stay well!


  • Developing, maintaining, and implementing the General Plan.
  • Reviewing development projects for consistency and compliance with the General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and applicable building codes.
  • Developing planning policies and standards that promote a quality living and working environment throughout the city.
  • Supporting and providing technical planning assistance to the City Council, Planning Commission, Design Review Board, and the Historic Preservation Advisory Committee.
  • Assessing damage and expediting reconstruction throughout the city following catastrophic events such as an earthquakes, floods, or wildfires.

  1. Point Molate Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) and Public Meeting

    A Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) has been completed, and is available for review and comment. Point Molate Mixed-Use Project
  2. Application Submittal Policy for Wireless Communications Facilities

    The City has issued a policy to fairly and efficiently manage the intake of all applications for wireless communications facilities. Read on...
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