Interim Director: Octavio Silva

 Virtual Planning Counter Hours:

Representatives from the Planning Division are also available to provide virtual assistance and answer project-level questions. 

Virtual Planning Counter Hours are available Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed noon to 1:00).

To schedule an appointment with the Planner On-Duty, please send an email to: 

Once an appointment request is received, a representative will respond with virtual meeting instructions. 

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Services

Plans and application materials may be dropped off or picked via a designated location outside of the Community Development Department. 

It is recommended that such services be coordinated with your Project Planner or designated staff member. 


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.

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  1. Building & Safety

    Phone: : 310-544-5280

  2. Planning & Zoning

    Phone: : 310-544-5228

  3. Code Enforcement

    Phone: : 310-544-5281

  4. View Restoration/Preservation

    Phone: : 310-544-5288

  5. Community Development

    Physical Address
    30940 Hawthorne Boulevard
    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

    Office Hours
    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.)

  6. Construction

    Allowable 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.