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Apply to Planning Online!

In an effort to make more services available online, Planning is now taking applications online!

Please view the video below  or read this "how to" document to help understand the current process.

All applications need the General Planning Application attached. This needs to be signed by the property owner and include an email address for the owner.

Step 1:

There are two ways you can start the application process with planning based on your preference.

  1. email us at Planning@cityofsanrafael.org. The email subject should be: Planning Application for (property address). Be sure to attach the Planning Application signed by the property owner, a project description and any relevant plans.
    OR
  2. Use the form below to input your information and attach relevant documentation. Either option is fine, use whichever one is more convenient for you and only submit one inquiry per project. Just as with the email option, be sure to attach the Planning Application signed by the property owner, a project description and any relevant plans

Step 2:

Once the information is received, Staff will review the documents submitted and contact you to go over the project and the documents submitted and then create the required planning application types in our on line permit tracking software.

Step 3:

The last step to the application process is to pay the project fees. Staff will send you an invoice, written instructions and the link to get started paying online.

Please Note: an application is not "submitted" or assigned to a planner until after the fees are paid and all documents required at intake are submitted. Please contact us at planning@cityofsanrafael.org  if you have any questions.

  • Planning Application Inquiry Form

    This form is the first step for potential planning applicants as an initial contact with the department to go over the project proposal. This is not a formal submittal. The more information you provide here , the easier it will be for staff to assist you.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Applicant Name * Required
  • Project Address * Required
    Tell us where the proposed project is locate.
  • Please upload your application and any other documents you have ready for review. General Planning Application MUST be signed by the property owner. IF you need the application, it is available here: https://storage.googleapis.com/proudcity/sanrafaelca/uploads/2020/06/General-Planning-Application-fillable-June2020.pdf
    Drop files here or
      Maximum file size - 25 mega bytes.

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