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Albany Planning Division staff are available to:

  • Answer questions about Planning, the Zoning Code and local review procedures
  • Conduct preliminary application review
  • Process Planning Applications  

For planning inquiries, please contact Christopher Tan, Associate Planner, via e-mail at:

The Planning Division is responsible for administering state and local land use and building regulations and formulating policy recommendations related to the physical development of the City. Planning Division activities include evaluating and processing development applications through the Planning and Zoning Commission, compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), compliance with the California Subdivision Map Act, and implementation City's General Plan and Housing Element.

For additional information about the Planning review process, Design Review, application forms and other information, please refer to the links below.