Planning Division


Planning Division
City Hall, 1st Floor
500 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 903-6306

Please note the Planning Division will be closed on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Effective March 27, 2017, the Planning Division Public Counter Hours will be as follows:

MONDAY - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

TUESDAY - Closed

WEDNESDAY - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


FRIDAY - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Planning Public Counter and general phone inquiry assistance will be unavailable all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays due to staffing limitations until further notice. No Planning applications or Planning permit fees can be submitted after 5 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday, and 4 p.m. on Friday.

Building Division Public Counter Hours will remain Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thank you for your understanding.

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.


Planning Counter HoursPlanning Counter Hours

Effective March 27, 2017, the Planning Division Public Counter hours will be reduced due to staffing limitations until further notice. Click on More for details.

The Building Division Public Counter hours will remain.


Planning Division Update (July 2018)Planning Division Update (July 2018)
This is a list of private development projects and long range projects that the Planning Division is currently working on.