Planning Services Department
Mark Wolfe - Director
411 Main Street, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 3420
Chico, CA 95927-3420
Phone: (530) 879-6800
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
The Planning Services Department performs long-term planning and current planning functions. Long-term planning includes such activities as creation, implementation and maintenance of the General Plan, other comprehensive plans and related policy implementation. Current planning functions deal with land use, entitlements and permits. Planning Services is also responsible for gathering and disseminating planning information to the public, other City departments, the Planning Commission and the City Council.
The services and responsibilities of the Department are guided by several government codes, regulation, statutes and other procedural documents, including but not limited to:
- Chico General Plan
- Chico Zoning Ordinance
- Chico Design Guidelines
- California Environmental Quality Act
Latest News & Information
An interactive map of recent applications for planning permits in your neighborhood.
Improving the Permit-Process Experience Power point , A workshop co-hosted by the City of Chico and Chico Chamber of Commerce.
Reports Available: The Chico 2030 General Plan Annual Report and Sustainability Indicators Report are available for review.
Major Accomplishments: An annual summary of the Planning Services Department accomplishments in current, long-range and environmental planning as well as administrative accomplishments.
Revised Landscaping Requirements In Effect Due to Adoption of AB 1881
As required by Assembly Bill 1881, landscaping plans submitted for plan check after January 1, 2010 will need to comply with the provisions of the revised state Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO). More information is provided in the AB 1881 FAQs and AB 1881 Checklist. If you have questions, contact Associate Planner Greg Redeker at (530) 879-6810.
Mitigation Monitoring Program Information Available Online
Click on the following link: Mitigation Monitoring
The City of Chico is currently working on the 2014 update of its Housing Element. For more information and/or to participate in the process, please click on the following link: Chico Housing Element