Community Development



Virtual-only public counter appointments are available.

In-person appointments are temporarily unavailable for Planning, Building or Public Works.

City Hall is open

The Community Development Department is open by appointment only Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m., excluding holidays. Many city services and public meetings will continue remotely. For more information on services or general inquiries, please visit us at:

Public Counter Operations


Building & Fire 


Economic Development



Mission Statement

To provide land use, building development, neighborhood protection, economic development, and environmental policy services.


The Community Development Department is responsible for the review of development and building activity to ensure compliance with zoning and building codes, the achievement of economic development goals, General Plan policies, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), housing policies, and community values. The department assists the community in establishing land use and neighborhood plans and ensures the quality of new projects through the design and development review process. The Department staffs the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC), the Council Neighborhoods Committee, the Downtown Committee, the Development Review Committee, the Administrative Zoning hearing, the Rental Housing Committee, and the Visual Arts Committee in addition to establishing and maintaining communications with citizens, developers, businesses, other governmental agencies, and City departments. The Department also provides technical and policy support to the City Manager and other departments.

News & Announcements

Planning Division Current Project ListPlanning Division Current Project List

This is a list of private development and long range projects that the Planning Division is currently working on citywide. Click more for information.


City of Mountain View’s Rent Stabilization for Mobile Homes Ordinance Now In EffectCity of Mountain View’s Rent Stabilization for Mobile Homes Ordinance Now In Effect

New ordinance applies to all mobile home owners and tenants


City of Mountain View Expands Eviction Prevention EffortsCity of Mountain View Expands Eviction Prevention Efforts

Eviction Help Center Clinic available at Mountain View Public Library on Thursday afternoons through mid-December 2021