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- How & Where to Apply for a Planning Permit
How & Where to Apply for a Planning Permit
Step 1Connect with the Planner-On-Duty
|The Planner-On-Duty will confirm what type of planning application permit is required for your proposal and will confirm your application fees.|
Step 2File your application in-person at the Permit Center.
|Bring all the application materials listed in the application checklist for your application type (CUP, Admin Review, Site PIan Review, etc.), including property owner signature(s), payment, and the required drawings and documents.|
Step 3Contact the Planner-On-Duty if you prefer to upload your application materials online through the Accela Citizen Access portal.
|Prior approval is required. Once you submit all the required drawings and documents to the Accela Citizen Access portal, the Planner-On-Duty will review your materials and contact you directly to coordinate payment and next steps. This process may take several days. |
- Applications sent in by mail or email will not be accepted for processing.
- Uploading exhibits to the online Accela Citizen Access portal does not constitute submittal of an application. Users may not upload exhibits without prior City approval.
- Applications that remain incomplete and inactive for longer than six months may be withdrawn and closed, pursuant to San Leandro Administrative Code Section 5.5.120.
To submit an application for a Building Permit, contact the Building Division staff at the Permit Center. Examples of building permits include: solar, electrical, meter upgrades, accessory dwelling units (ADUs), construction, and demolition. The Planning Division does not coordinate or issue building permits. The Planning Division reserves the right to delete online submittals for other divisions or departments.
To submit an application for an Encroachment Permit, contact the Engineering Division staff at the Permit Center or visit the Engineering Department's website for more information. Examples of encroachment permits include: sidewalk repairs, driveways, and work in the public right-of-way. The Planning Division does not coordinate or issue encroachment permits. The Planning Division reserves the right to delete online submittals for other divisions or departments.