Planning Application Checklists
These application checklists list the items that need to be submitted with your application form. Applications checklists items vary based on the planning application you're applying for (CUP, Admin Review, Site Plan Review, etc.). The Planning Division also posts a number of Zoning Code Info Sheets and maps online (geoSL) online that are helpful aides in preparing the required architectural drawings.
Checklists for Planning Entitlements
- SB 35 Affordable Housing Streamlined Approval Process (PDF)
- Administrative Review and Exceptions (AR, AE) (PDF)
- Administrative Review for Mobile Food Facility (on Private Property) (PDF) (on Public Property)
- Sign Exceptions and Sign Programs (SE, MSP) (PDF)
- Site Plan Review (SPR) (Residential and Nonresidential) (PDF)
- Conditional Use Permit (CUP) (PDF)
- Cannabis Product Manufacturing CUP (PDF)
- Fence Modification (FM) (PDF)
- Parking Exception (PE) (PDF)
- Variances (PDF)
Checklists for Other Planning Services
- Pre-Application Meeting Checklist for Non-Residential Projects (Pre-App) (PDF)
- Zoning Verification Letter (PDF)
Checklists, Forms, and Resources for Development Projects
Some of these items are required to be submitted with your application, depending on the scope of your project.
- Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program Checklist (PDF)
- Guide to the California Density Bonus Law (Download the Guide (PDF))
- Complete Streets Checklist (PDF)
- Stormwater Requirements Checklist (PDF)
- Substantial Improvement Worksheet (For Properties Within a FEMA Floodplain) (PDF)
- Water Efficient Landscaping Ordinance (WELO) (PDF)
Resources for Preparing Your Drawings
- Example Site Plan (PDF)
- Daylight Plane Diagram (PDF)
- Homeowner Property Improvement Considerations (PDF)
- Review the Zoning Code for landscaping, parking, open space, amenities and other development regulations.
- Zoning Code Info Sheets are also available for other common Zoning Code topics, including Base District Regulations (development regulations by zoning district) and Regulations Applying in All or Several Districts (development regulations by topic).
If you still have questions regarding your submittal for a proposed project or permit, contact the Planner-On-Duty with a detailed description of your project and a copy of your plans (sketch or drafted plans, depending on project complexity).