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The Planning Division reviews both public and private development applications for conformance with City plans, ordinances, and policies related to zoning, land use, urban design, land subdivision and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  The development review process includes review of preliminary plans, project evaluation for conformance with City policies and standards, and consideration of public input during meetings scheduled before the Zoning Administrator, Residential Design Review Committee, Planning Commission, and the City Council as required.

Applications for Design Review, Use Permit, Tree Removal, Grading and Dirt Haul, Variance, Business License Registration, Outdoor Dining and Retail Sales, and Subdivisions  are listed below.  All Planning permits require a completed application form, a fee and submittal materials. For more information on submitting an application, please visit the City of San Carlos’ Development Services Center located on the first floor of City Hall, 600 Elm Street.  The Development Services Center is open Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from 9:00 am until noon.  Assistance may also be provided by contacting the Planning Division at (650) 802-4263 from 9:00 am until noon.  Planning Division staff are also available by scheduling an appointment in advance.

Application  Link File Size
Annexations  Download 160 KB
Appeal  Download 17 KB
Business Registrations / Home Occupations  Download 151 KB
Design Review Mixed-Use, Commercial/Industrial, Multi-Family  Download 160 KB
Design Review Single Family Residential  Download 889 KB
Design Review Second Dwelling Units  Download 90 KB
Design Review Outdoor Dining and Retail Sales  Download 100 KB
Design Review Signs, Awnings, Trash Enclosures  Download 85 KB
Pre-Application Review  Download 160 KB
Temporary Banner, Commercial/Industrial  Download 19 KB
Subdivisions (Minor, Major, including lot mergers, lot splits, lot line adjustments)  Download 160 KB
Tree Removal  Download 139 KB
Use Permit  Download 160 KB
Temporary Use Permit – Seasonal Sales  Download 94 KB
Temporary Use Permit – Special Events  Download 96 KB
Variance  Download 160 KB
Waiver  Download 160 KB