Planning Division

Assistance at the Permit Center

Walk-ins are always welcome but customers with an appointment will be given preference. 

Upon arrival to City Hall, visitors will be asked to follow health protocols to help keep everyone safe and healthy. We encourage everyone to prioritize accessing City services online, by email and by phone. The Permit Center is closed on Fridays and at lunchtime daily from 12 pm to 1 pm. 

Permit Center address, hours, agencies

Planning Division Services

The Permit Center at City Hall is open Monday through Thursdays

Business Resources 

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 is available for outdoor dining, retail and other outdoor service activities. Email the COVID-19 Business team for more information.

About the Planning Division

San Leandro's Planning Division regulates land use by directing the City's current and long-range planning activities, 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

Planning Applications

Upcoming Public Hearings

  • City Council, PC-BZA: For agendas and staff reports regarding any upcoming public hearings scheduled before the City Council, Planning Commission (PC) or Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA), visit the City's Meeting Central.
  • ZEO: For agendas and staff reports regarding any upcoming public hearings scheduled before the Zoning Enforcement Official (ZEO), visit the Public Hearings webpage. 

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