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Planning Division


Leslie Mendez
Planning Manager

1400 Fifth Avenue, Top Floor
San Rafael, CA 94901
Limited walk-in services are available Tues and Thurs 8:30 am to 12:30
Staff is working remotely and are available to answer questions via email: planning@cityofsanrafael.org

Planning Division

The Planning Division provides information on land use, zoning,  site development standards and processes applications for land use permits and land divisions.  Most projects submitted fall into two categories, Design Review or Use Permit. If you are constructing a structure of any kind, you may need design review. If you are modifying a land use, you may need a use permit. The information below is taken from the San Rafael Zoning Ordinance.

Planning Projects

The planning division regularly prepares a list of all Planning application under review. Information can also be found by searching under projects on our ePermits site. The link below will take you to information on some of the major projects/zoning issues that are either under review or recently approved.

Planning Contacts

Leslie Mendez, Planning Manager(415) 485-3095leslie.mendez@cityofsanrafael.org
Steve Stafford, Senior Planner(415) 458- 5048Steve.Stafford@cityofsanrafael.org
Renee Nickenig, Assistant Planner(415) 485-3397Renee.Nickenig@cityofsanrafael.org

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