Community Development - Planning
The Planning Division provides efficient and responsive professional planning services to the community and implements city development policies, programs, and regulations.The primary responsibilities of the Planning Department are to assist the community to plan and foresee future land uses and policies and to review current development proposals for conformance with the City’s adopted policies and ordinances. The Planning Department administers land use regulations while striving to enhance the livability of Cupertino by fostering a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community environment.
View current Planning Applications and Approvals Here
The services and responsibilities of the Planning Department are guided by several government codes, regulations, statutes and other procedural documents, including but not limited to:
California Government Code
The Planning Department serves as staff to the City Council on land use issues and to the following regular commissions and committees
The Director of Community Development serves as the Hearing Officer for Administrative Hearings. Planning Department staff review and present projects to the Director of Community Development for a decision on certain projects as outlined in the City's Municipal Code. These decisions are posted online here.
Agendas and minutes of these commissions, committees and meetings, when available, are posted online.
The Planning Division Staff also provides assistance to local and regional planning efforts of interest to the City. In addition, staff provides assistance to community stake holders, such as residents and business owners, in order to foster a broader understanding of planning.
The following links may help you with your project: