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Contact Information:

Planning Services Department

Mark Wolfe - Director

411 Main Street, 2nd Floor

P.O. Box 3420

Chico, CA 95927-3420

Phone: (530) 879-6800

E-mail Planning Services Department

Department Hours:

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Planning Services

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:

Latest News & Information

Now Available!

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.

2012 General Plan Annual Report

2012 General Plan Annual Report Appendices

2012 Sustainability Indicators Report

Major Accomplishments: An annual summary of the Planning Services Department accomplishments in current, long-range and environmental planning as well as administrative accomplishments.

2011 Accomplishments

2010 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

Housing Element

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