Planning permits are required for activities from removing one tree to building a new commercial building or developing a subdivision.
Planning permit processes and fees vary depending on the approval authority for the project. A nonrefundable minimum deposit is collected at the time of application, and staff time and costs are charged against the deposit. When the deposit is exhausted, customers are billed.
Pre-Application Meetings: This is a collaborative meeting with various City Departments, and sometimes outside agencies, that will have a part of the approval process. The purpose is to help applicants know what standards and requirements they will need to meet.