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Planning Information Request Application

Document last updated on Wednesday, March 6, 2024.


This form is used to request various Planning Division information services that have fees. 

Planning Division Information Services
Service Type Cost Service Provided
Planning Information Packet $316

Use this service to get a summary of a property's permit history and copies of final Planning Permit decisions.

Anyone can apply.

Planning Consultation $372

This service pays for:

  • a one-hour meeting with staff to answer Planning-related questions only.
  • one-hour of time for staff to prepare for your meeting.

Use this service to:

  • get help understanding zoning rules and site constraints for potential projects
  • get a "substantial conformance" determination for changes you want to make to an approved Planning Permit.

Anyone can apply.

Pre-application starting at $3,006

Use this service for larger projects like subdivisions or housing projects. It provides:

  • More in-depth research on our rules as it relates to your  project. 
  • Comments from other agencies to include in the report.
  • A written report on our rules, permit requirements, and environmental review needs.

This service requires property owner authorization.

Pre-submittal Plan Review $135

Use this service to:

  • Get a zoom meeting with staff to review your Planning Permit application package for submittal instead of in-person. 
  • Refine your submittal package, even if you plan on submitting in person. We review your package before you submit and give you a list on what your package is missing.

Anyone can apply.

General Planning Services Account starting at $1,212

Use this service to:

  • Open an account for help that goes beyond the limited scope of our public service counter.
  • Ask your assigned staff questions on a retainer basis.

Anyone can apply.

How to Submit This Form

  1. Download and fill out the form.
  2. Mail it or bring it in person to:
    Community Development Agency
    Planning Division
    3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 308
    San Rafael, CA 94903

    Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  3. Pay the fee by cash, check, or credit card when you submit the form. Credit card payments incur a 2.35% credit card fee. If you mail the form in without payment, staff will call you to make a credit card payment over the phone.

View the form

This form may not work with all assistive technology and is being remediated. For alternative formats, please email Immanuel Bereket or phone 415-473-2755. To use the California relay service, dial 711.


Page updated May 16, 2024