1800 Francisco Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM*
8:00 AM to 7:30 PM*
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
*Closed During Lunch
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Closed on Holidays
Tina Wehrmeister - Planning Director
Christian Murdock - Senior Planner
Bonny O'Connor - Associate Planner
Helen Gannon - Assistant Planner
Ranu Aggarwal - Contract Planner
Jerry Schnell - Chief Building Official
Bea Schaufelberger - Permit Technician
Gwen White - Code Enforcement Officer
The Pacifica Planning Department provides for the orderly growth, development and redevelopment of the City through the application and implementation of the Pacifica General Plan, Local Coastal Land Use Plan, Pacifica Zoning Ordinance, building codes, Rockaway Beach Specific Plan, design guidelines, and related policies and procedures.
The department takes the lead in state mandated environmental review for all development applications. Planning department staff act as the liaison between applicants and other City departments and divisions, and provides technical assistance and guidance to the Pacifica Planning Commission and other City committees. Department staff also review sign applications, Home Occupation Permits and Business Licenses; perform building permit plan checks; conduct site inspections; undertake special projects and studies; and respond to a wide range of planning and development related inquiries. Through its building and code enforcement functions, the department reviews and issues building permits and helps to ensure compliance with applicable codes and regulations.
Curious to see what applications are being processed in your neighborhood? Click below!
Active Planning Applications
Click here for information on the status of the Sea Level Rise Planning project.
Interested in building a second unit (Accessory Dwelling Unit)? Through a partnership with 21 Elements and Home for All, a second unit resource center has been created with a very helpful step-by-step workbook for homeowners. These workbook takes homeowners from vision to permitting to what to know when becoming a landlord for the first time.
Click here for information on the status of the Climate Action Plan and ways to contribute.
Questions about the Quarry Ballot Initiative? Find more information here:
The Planning Department is reviewing a Quarry Reclamation Plan for the former Quarry site, north of Rockaway Beach. The Plan will address adverse impacts to the site from past surface mining operations. Click below for more information.
Proposed Pacifica Quarry Reclamation Plan
The Planning Department is reviewing an application to develop the former Quarry site, north of Rockaway Beach. Click below for more information.
General Plan 1980 (currently in effect)
Local Coastal Land Use Plan 1980 (currently in effect)
Emergency Coastal Development Permit Application
Pacifica Design Guidelines
Pacifica State Beach General Plan
Palmetto Streetscape Plan
Rockaway Beach Design Manual
Rockaway Beach Specific Plan