Director: Ara Mihranian
The purpose of the Community Development Department is to ensure the orderly physical development of the community by upholding the goals and policies of the city's General Plan through the issuance of land use entitlements and permits for improvements and development of private property.
The department is comprised of the following 4 divisions that oversee the general functions described:
The department also staffs the Planning Commission.
- April 9, 2019 Community Development Department’s Nuts and Bolts PowerPoint Presentation
- April 9, 2019 Community Development Department's Nuts and Bolts Staff Report
- CHOA Housing Presentation August 21, 2019
No Construction Allowed on Columbus Day (Monday, October 14, 2019)
Pursuant to Section 17.56.020(B) of the City’s Zoning Code, it is unlawful to carry on construction, grading or landscaping activities, or to operate heavy equipment on legal holidays, unless a Special Construction Permit is approved by the Director of Community Development. Special Construction Permits must be requested at least 48 hours before any such work is to begin.
Building & Safety
Planning & Zoning
Code EnforcementPhone: 310-544-5281
View Restoration/PreservationPhone: 310-544-5288
Community DevelopmentPhysical Address
30940 Hawthorne Boulevard
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.)
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.)
ConstructionAllowable Construction Hours
Monday through Friday
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday or Legal Holidays
No work allowed, unless a Special Construction Permit is obtained at least 48 hours before work is to begin.