Planning Services

Planning Services

Planning Division

 The Planning Division is Open for In-Person Services by Appointment

City Hall is open to the public by appointment on a limited basis Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 8:00 AM - 4:00  PM and Wednesdays 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. However, we encourage you to continue accessing City services online, by email, and by phone. We expect the Permit Center will fully reopen for appointments and walk-in visitors beginning November 1, 2021.

Upon arrival to City Hall, visitors will be asked to follow health protocols to help keep everyone safe and healthy. All visitors are required to make an appointment to meet with Planning staff or to file an application at the Permit Center.

Permit Center Reservations (Appointment Required):

Reservation Assistance: 510-577-3415

Planner of the Day: 510-577-3325 or

M, Tu, Th 8:00-4:00 | W 8:00-3:00|  Schedule Appointment


The Permit Center will reopen for both appointments and walk-in visitors beginning November 1, 2021. A facemask is required to be worn during your visit. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

If you have questions or concerns about limitations on business or construction activities in the City of San Leandro, please review the current Alameda County Health Order and Workplace Guidance.

General Information

General Planning questions can be sent to or leave a detailed message at 510-577-3325. Before making an appointment to meet with us in person, we encourage you to consult our online resources first, including our Zoning MapPermit Status, and Zoning Code Info Sheets (Including our Accessory Dwelling Unit Info Handout). Self-service zoningrecords and permit information can be accessed online anytime and are often the fastest way to find what you need. You can see what projects are going on in your neighborhood by using our CityDash viewer. 


Please contact your assigned project planner first before filing your resubmittal. Staff will review your documentation and provide further direction. Once you are ready to file, please make an appointment online to submit at the Permit Center or other arrangement with your assigned project planner. Please do not mail or email your materials until you have made prior arrangements for intake.

New Applications

The first step is to reach out to us either with an appointment or at so that we can provide you with assistance and guidance with the preparation of your application materials. Once you have everything together and are ready to submit, the next step is to make an appointment online to file your application in-person at the Permit Center. To make a reservation at the Permit Center, click here. Filing an application using our online Accela User Portal may also be available with prior authorization. Applications forwarded by mail or email will not be accepted for processing. 

Building Permits

Please contact the Building Division if you need to submit a Building Permit application, such as for solar, electrical, meter upgrades, accessory dwelling unit (ADU), construction, and demolition. 

Public Hearings

Regularly scheduled meetings of the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustments and Zoning Enforcement Official continue to be held via teleconferencing. Access information for participants will be identified on the meeting agenda.

Zoning Verification Letters

We are accepting and processing Zoning Verification letter requests received with payment by mail. You can also make an appointment online to request a Zoning Verification letter in person. As an alternative, self-service zoningrecords and permit information are available online from the City’s website anytime.

Temporary Outdoor Facilities Registration

The Temporary Outdoor Facility Registration Program has been extended and continues to be available for outdoor dining, retail and other outdoor service activities. More information about the program's guidelines and registration process can be found on the program website. Please email us at for information on how to register your business for this program. 

Application Status Online

You can check the status of a Planning, Building or Engineering application online anytime through the City's Accela Citizen Portal. To see if there is an application in progress near you, use CityDash.



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If you have a question 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). 

Planner Contact Info

(510) 577-3325

Please leave a voicemail

For faster service, please
provide a property address. 


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The Planning Division is Open for In-Person Services at the Permit Center, 835 E. 14th Street, San Leandro, CA 94577. North entrance off Lorraine Blvd. 

Other departments providing services at the Permit Center include:

Permit Center Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 Schedule Appointment

Reservation Assistance:
510) 577-3415
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What is my Zoning District? – Search by address
What can I do in my Zoning District? – Contact the Planner-On-Duty to ensure accuracy
Where are the Permit Info Sheets and Checklists?
What is the status of my application? – Search by address or permit number
Where can I email my question?
How do I make an appointment to visit the Permit Center? – Schedule an Appointment or call (510) 577-3415
Where else can I go to find information about something not listed here?

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San Leandro's Planning Division directs current and long-range planning activities for the City, including processing and reviewing development proposals for residential, commercial, office and industrial projects; completing planning studies; preparing amendments to the General Plan, Zoning Code, and Zoning Map; coordinating with local, regional and state agencies; coordinating the City's environmental review procedures in accord with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and implementing the various city codes and ordinances relating to property and land use.

Planning staff also provide support to the City's Planning-related advisory bodies, such as the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustments and the Site Development Sub-Commission, regarding land use matters.

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Lourdes Juarez Binh Nguyen Anne Wong, AICP
Assistant Planner Associate Planner Associate Planner
Position Vacant Avalon Schultz, AICP Andrew Mogensen, AICP
Senior Planner Principal Planner Planning Manager


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