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Application Processing Timelines

San Ramon’s development review process is based on our General Plan and supplemented by the Zoning Ordinance and Federal, State and City adopted rules, regulations and policies. Many of these documents are provided at Our professional staff uses these policies to ensure your application is reviewed in a comprehensive manner with the goal of providing you with complete and accurate information at the beginning of the process.

Processing Timelines for Land Use Development Applications and Building Permits

The City has worked with residents, contractors and the development community to solicit feedback on our service and to establish timelines for processing many of our land use development applications and building permits. These tables identify target timelines that are intended to set expectations for City staff and our applicants as to how long a given process should take. One important lesson we have learned is that a partnership and open communication with the applicant helps to keep projects moving more successfully through the process. City staff is committed to managing your project(s) according to these timelines.

If your project does not fit into one of the general categories, we will work with you to establish the best course of action for processing your application(s). For example, if your project is requiring more than two plan check reviews or there is extensive public input, we will schedule a meeting with you and your consultants to discuss the best way to keep your project moving forward.

There may be requirements from other agencies (such as the local sanitary district, water provider, San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, PG&E, Environmental Health Department, etc.) that are more restrictive than the City’s requirements. We encourage you to contact the applicable agencies for your project to determine if their review and/or approval is needed.

Working With Your Project Manager in Planning or Building Services

To provide you the best possible customer service, a staff planner or Building & Safety Services Division permit specialist will serve as your project manager and will be assigned as your key point of contact in the City for processing your development application or building permit. The project manager is responsible for managing your project review schedule, scheduling meetings and providing feedback to you and your consultants regarding various components of your project.

If you have any questions about the development process, need help to resolve an issue or have comments about how we are doing please feel free to call. Please take time to fill out the Customer Survey forms that you will receive at the conclusion of your process. Your comments and feedback help us improve the way we do our jobs, particularly our service to our customers.

Planning/Community Development
(925) 973-2560