Planning Permits

The Planning Division reviews and issues permits at the Permit Center in cooperation with the Engineering and Building Divisions. Certain types of permits, such as sign permits or accessory building approvals, can be reviewed and approved over the counter if the required documentation and information is submitted and all of the approval requirements can be met. The Planning Division can also provide you with the current zoning, land use allowances, and required setbacks for your property. 

covid-19 update--application submittal

City offices and the Permit Center are currently closed until further notice in response to Covid-19. During this time you may submit general inquiries and planning applications for initial review via email to Please note, applications can only be formally submitted by hard copy via mail (1950 Parkside Drive, MS/53, Concord, CA 94519). Once received, an email acknowledgement will be sent to the applicant listed on the application form. The date of the email acknowledgement will be the date the application is deemed submitted.

For More Information

To assist you in drawing up your plans and for general inquiries, please call (925) 671-3152. Please note that staff are unable to accept and process new applications after 4:00 p.m. Staff has prepared a listing of Frequently Asked Questions to provide answers to those questions heard most often.

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For Building Permits and Applications, view the Building Division's webpage.