**The Albany Planning Division will continue to accept all projects strictly via electronic submittals. Projects subject to a public hearing will be delayed until further notice. Based on this information, we ask that all applicants use their discretion when deciding to proceed with a project. Building Permits for all non-essential projects will not be issued until the shelter-in-place order has been lifted. Please email Planning Staff should you have any further questions or concerns.**
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.
- The Planning Review Process
- Design Review
- Accessory Dwelling Units
- Business License Zoning Clearance
- Home Occupation Permits
- Planning & Zoning Fee Schedule
- Zoning Code and Map
- Forms and Handouts
- Albany 2035 General Plan
- Major Projects
- Public Art
- CEQA Guidelines
- Regional Planning & Changes to State Housing Law