Planning Division


City Hall, First Floor
500 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 903-6306


Monday through Friday 

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except Holidays) 

 Schedule Public Counter Appointment

 Submit Planning Application Online

City Hall is open

Virtual public counter appointments are available for Planning. No in-person appointments are available in January 2022 due to rising COVID cases.

The Community Development Department is open by appointment only. Some city services and public meetings will continue remotely. For more information, please contact the Planning Division by email at or by phone at 650-903-6306.

PUBLIC MEETINGS: The City is conducting public meetings in accordance with the State of California Executive Orders. All members of the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC), the Development Review Committee (DRC), the Zoning Administrator (ZA), and the Subdivision Committee will participate in scheduled public meetings by video conference with no physical meeting location. See meeting agendas, posted the Friday prior to each meeting, for details on participation, which can be viewed online at: EPC, DRC, ZA.


As part of the Community Development Department, the Planning Division reviews and implements current and future development of the Mountain View community for residents, property owners and businesses. The Planning Division oversees the Environmental Planning Commission.

Current Planning

Current Planning involves the processing and review of various development applications for conformance with the City’s General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, Precise Plans, and other City land use policies. The processing of development applications includes the review of preliminary plans and the consideration of public input on formal development proposals at Development Review Committee (DRC) meetings, Administrative Zoning public hearings, and City Council study sessions and public hearings.

Long Range Planning

Long Range Planning involves the City’s policy planning activities, which include analyzing and preparing various planning documents such as the City’s General Plan, Precise Plans and other land use studies. Planning staff also assembles and maintains community data and demographics and coordinates the reporting of this data to outside agencies. Long-range projects are discussed and considered at Environmental Planning Commission and City Council study sessions and public hearings. 


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.