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Application Processing Timelines

Please note that these timelines are to be used as a guide in determining how long your project may take to complete. The timelines begin once all the information is received and your application has been deemed complete for processing.

30 Days or Less
(Assumes CEQA Exemption or Previously Certified Environmental Document)
  • Tree Removal Permits (No ARB Review)
  • Sign Permit
  • Lot Line Adjustments
  • Single Family Residence- Alt./Add.
  • Temporary Use Permits
  • Home Occupation Permits
  • Administrative Architecture Review
  • Temporary Sign Permits
  • Zoning Clearance Permits
45 Days or Less
(Assumes CEQA Exemption or Previously Certified Environmental Document)
  • Tree Removal Permits (ARB Review)
  • Large Family Daycares
  • Minor Land Use Permits (e.g. studio uses)
  • Minor Exception Permits
  • Variances
  • Master Sign Programs
  • Architecture Board Review (commercial addition and second story addition to existing single story home and new single family homes)
90 Days or Less
(Assumes CEQA Exemption Negative Declaration or Previously Certified Environmental Document)
  • Telecommunication Facilities
  • Land Use Permit Applications (e.g. churches, preschools)
  • Development Plan Applications and Amendments – Retail/Commercial/Office
120 Days or Less
(Assumes CEQA Exemption, Previously Certified Environmental Document or Negative Declaration)
  • Large commercial developments
180 Days or Less
(Assumes Negative Declaration)
  • Mixed-Use Developments
  • Residential Development Applications
  • Hillside Residential Developments
180 Days or More
(Assumes EIR or Complex Negative Declaration)
  • Any project requiring the preparation of an EIR.
  • Rezoning
  • General Plan Amendment
  • Specific Plan Amendment
  • Zoning Text Amendment



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