Planning Division

The Planning Division is Open for In-Person Services at the Permit Center

Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended and will be given priority. 

Due to limited staffing levels, the Permit Center is closed at lunchtime, from 12 pm to 1 pm. Upon arrival to City Hall, visitors will be asked to follow health protocols to help keep everyone safe and healthy. View more information on City Hall's reopening plan. We encourage everyone to continue accessing City services online, by email and by phone.

Permit Center address, hours, agencies

Business Resources during the Pandemic

Visit the COVID-19 Business Resources for support services available to local businesses. 

For questions or concerns about limitations on business or construction activities, please review the current Alameda County Health Order and Workplace Guidance. The Temporary Outdoor Facilities Registration program has been extended and continues to be available for outdoor dining, retail and other outdoor service activities. Email the COVID-19 Business team for more information.

Update on Planning Division Services

We are currently experiencing a very high volume of applications combined with staffing limitations and ongoing COVID-19 safety protocols. Your patience and understanding is appreciated. 

About the Planning Division

San Leandro's Planning Division directs current and long-range planning activities for the City, including:

Planning Division staff directory 

Planning Division Services


If you have Planning or Zoning Code questions or wish to discuss a project, please contact the Planner-On-Duty. Please provide your name, contact information, and the property address, if it is available. When you email, it is especially helpful, if you are able to provide a digital copy of your proposed plans (sketch or drafted plans, depending on project complexity).

  1. Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 510-577-3325

    • Please leave a voicemail and a planner will reach out to you as soon as possible.
    • For faster service, provide a property address. 
    • Am I in San Leandro? Check your address to be sure you're in the City and not in the County.
    • For permit status, visit the online Accela Citizen Access Portal.

Planning Applications

Upcoming Public Hearings

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Other Planning Services

Zoning Verification Letters

Send your request and payment (PDF) by mail or drop them off in-person at the Permit Center. All details are in our Zoning Verification Letter application checklist (PDF)

Zoning Conformance for Business Licenses

Apply for your business license first. Business License staff and HDL (3rd-party vendor) will inform you if you need to fill out and submit a Zoning Conformance Form and will provide details about how to submit the form to HDL. 

Zoning Conformance for ABC and DMV Licenses

Send your forms to the Planner-On-Duty