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Planning Department
1800 Francisco Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
Phone: 650-738-7341
Fax: 650-359-5807

Mon/Tue/Thu 8:00am-5:00pm*
Wed 8:00am-7:30pm*
Fri Counter Hours 8:00am-1:00pm

(*) Closed during lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm

The Pacifica Planning and Economic Development 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.

PLEASE NOTE!  Due to temporary limited Planning staffing, we will be observing limited counter hours until further notice.  Counter hours will be Monday/Wednesday, from 1:30pm - 5:00 pm and Tuesday/Thursday, from 8:00am - 12:00 noon.

Department Staff

Tina Wehrmeister - Planning Director
Christian Murdock - Associate Planner
Robert Smith - Assistant Planner
Bonny O'Connor - Assistant Planner
Mike Cully - Chief Building Official
Bea Schaufelberger - Permit Technician
Lawrence Ngai - Code Enforcement Officer
Tina Gibbs - Administrative Clerk

Proposed Pacifica Quarry Reclamation Plan

Zoning Information:

Zoning Code - Choose Title 9, then Chapter 4

Zoning Maps

Zoning / Planning: Handouts

Electronic Documents Available for Download:

Emergency Coastal Development Permit Application

Housing Element 2015-2023

Housing Element Annual Report (2015)

General Plan

Pacifica Design Guidelines

Pacifica State Beach General Plan

Local Coastal Land Use Plan

Climate Action Plan

Bicycle Plan

Palmetto Streetscape Plan

Rockaway Beach Design Manual

Rockaway Beach Specific Plan

Active Planning Applications

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