Pinole's Planning


Planning Division
The City of Pinole Planning Division conducts review of new land uses, development projects, and proposed modifications on existing parcels.

Examples of proposals that require Planning review through a Planning Application include, but are not limited to:
* Administrative Design Review (e.g., all single family additions, multifamily/nonresidential additions less than 500 sf)
* Comprehensive Design Review (e.g., new residential and nonresidential buildings, multifamily/nonresidential additions 500sf or greater)
* Sign Permits/ 
Sign Programs (e.g., new signage)
* Tree Removal Permit (e.g., removal of protected trees - see here)
* Administrative Use Permit (e.g., outdoor dining)
* Conditional Use Permit (e.g., uses listed as requiring a CUP in the Specific Plan or Zoning Code)
* Temporary Use Permit (e.g., one-day/short-term events, limited time outdoor sales)
* Minor Deviations/ Variance  (e.g., deviations from zoning standards)
* General Plan/ Specific Plan/ Zoning Code Amendment (e.g., changes to policy documents and standards)
* Lot Mergers/Lot Line Adjustments (e.g., changing lot lines)
* Subdivisions (e.g., division of parcels to create new parcels)

Land Use and Zoning Information

Applications and Questions

Planning Commission Meetings


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2131 Pear Street

Phone: (510) 724-8912
Fax: 510-724-4921
 [email protected]

Office Hours:


M-Th: 8:00am - 12:00pm

1:00pm - 4:00p.m.

Friday: Closed

To meet with a Planner, 
you must pre-schedule an appointment.


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