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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.

Please consider the following suggestions to get information and manage your project as efficiently as possible:

  1. Email your question to - our team is on rotation to answer these emails daily and we will either respond with an answer or direct your inquiry to the right person.
  2. Search the website for resources such as forms, public records, the Municipal Code, and major project updates.
  3. Sign up for e-notifications to get updates on topics, events and projects that interest you.
  4. Make an appointment by emailing your project planner or or by calling 408-777-3308
  5. Communicate with your project planner. All applications are assigned to a single planner who will guide you through the entire process, from the preliminary concept phase to building occupancy. Direct all communications to your assigned planner for an efficient response.

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:

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.