The city is in a Stage 2 drought. Please take urgent steps to reduce water use.
Many services can be accessed online rather than in person. In person services currently require advance appointments.
The Planning Division is a part of the Community Development Department. The Planning Division is responsible for coordinating the enforcement of the City's Zoning Ordinance and related policies concerning applications for residential, commercial, and industrial development projects. The division also leads the development of studies concerning land use issues.
An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) is a dwelling unit on a residential lot which provides complete independent living facilities for one or more persons, and includes permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation independent of the main dwelling(s).
View a selection of comprehensive planning projects and citywide zoning ordinance amendments.
Review requirements related to the City's commitment to green and sustainable development.
Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 9 (SB 9) Sept. 16, 2021, which is effective Jan. 1, 2022. The legislative intent of SB 9 is to spur additional housing development in single family zoned residential districts.
Well-designed signs can add to the attractiveness of an area, while signage that is cluttered or overbearing detracts from the beauty of the streetscape.
Thank you for your interest in holding a special event in Menlo Park. Special events play an important role in building community and creating vibrancy within Menlo Park.
Assistant Community Development Director