Additional Preventive Measures Against COVID-19
In an effort to slow the spread of the viruses in our city, Cupertino City Hall will be closed to public walk-ins until further notice beginning Friday, March 13, 2020. More information on this is available by clicking on the following link: Press Release - City of Cupertino to Close City Hall to Public Walk-ins
City services will only be available online, and by phone. Please allow one business day for a response.
Telephone/Online Consultation: To reduce exposure to yourself, staff, and others, telephonic or online consultation is highly encouraged. Call 408.777.3308. Staff can also initiate online meetings by appointment only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Temporary Virtual Permit Center Hours:
Monday – Thursday:
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Submitting Plans: Hard copies of plans will not be accepted at this time. Please provide plans electronically via email, a file transfer service, e.g. Dropbox or Box, or through ProjectDox (www.cupertino.org/projectdox). Please talk to a planner for further direction.
Thank you for your patience, cooperation and understanding during this time as we continue our efforts to protect members of the public and city staff and to allow the City to provide services without extended interruptions.
Cupertino's team of 7 planners serves an active community with thousands of property owners, contractors, sign makers, brokers, architects, designers, public agencies and many others.
About the Planning Division
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 Division 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 Division administers land use regulations while striving to enhance the livability of Cupertino by fostering a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community environment.
The services and duties of the Planning Division are guided by several government codes, regulations, statutes and other procedural documents, including but not limited to:
- California Government Code
- California Public Resources Code
- City of Cupertino General Plan
- City of Cupertino Municipal Code
The Planning Division serves as staff to the City Council on land use issues and to the following regular commissions and committees:
The Assistant Director of Community Development serves as the Hearing Officer for Administrative Hearings. Planning Division staff review and present projects to the Hearing Officer for a decision on certain projects as outlined in the Cupertino Municipal Code. These decisions are posted online here.
Agendas and minutes of these commissions, committees and meetings, when available, are posted online.