How & Where to Apply for a Planning Permit

  1. Connect with the Planner-On-Duty to confirm what type of planning application permit is required for your proposal and to confirm your application fees.
  2. File your application in-person at the Permit Center. Please 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. 
    • Appeals to the Board of Zoning Adjustments are filed with the Planning Division at the Permit Center, which is on the First Floor of City Hall, 835 E 14th Street.
    • Appeals to City Council are filed with the City Clerk on the Second Floor of City Hall, 835 E 14th Street.
  3. Contact the Planner-On-Duty if you need to upload your application materials online. Prior approval is required. Additional information can be found in our User Instructions for the online Accela Citizen Access Portal (PDF) handout. Once submitted, the Planner-On-Duty will review your materials and contact you directly to coordinate payment and next steps. The City reserves the right to delete and disable incomplete or inactive accounts. 

Please Note:

  • 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  • Applications that remain incomplete and inactive for longer than six months may be withdrawn and closed, pursuant to San Leandro Administrative Code Section 5.5.120.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.


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.