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Planning Department

General Plan & Zoning

General Plan & Zoning

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Welcome to the Planning Department

Riverside County, like a quilt, is a composite of differing lifestyles connected together through common strands. The County's General Plan is designed  to ensure that the quilt retains its core identity by guiding future growth that respects the diversity of the region, shapes, and configures development in  relation to the land it occupies and ensures that its various parts relate to its whole.

It is the goal of the Planning Department to provide timely, responsive, and helpful service to all members of the public and promote innovative  development that effectively accommodates a balance of housing, employment, and service opportunities.


Department Announcements

    Foundation Component

    Proposed changes to the General Plan Foundation Component application cycle process will be heard at the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for December 20, 2023.

    Summary of proposed Foundation Component changes

    Redline/strikeout version of the Administration Element

    Public Notice

    Short Term Rentals

    The latest draft version of Ordinance No. 927 (STRs) is found here. This item has been continued to the Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 28, 2023.  

    To provide any comments related to STRs, please email [email protected] 

    For information about the County's program, click here: Short Term Rentals

    STR Billing Inquiries or to make a payment contact: (760) 863-7735

    Mail payments to: 77-588 El Duna Court Ste. H, Palm Desert, CA 92211 

    6th Cycle Housing Element Update

    The County of Riverside is excited to release an updated Revised Draft 6th Cycle Housing Element prior to submitting the revised draft to HCD.  

    To access the Revised Draft 6th Cycle Housing Element with Appendices, click HERE

    If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected] or Richard Marshalian at [email protected] 

    Cannabis CUP Tracker

    Ranchos and Noise Ordinance

    For more information about the proposed Rancho Community Event Facility ordinance, please visit our webpage: Rancho Community Event Facility Ordinance

    To provide any comments related to Ranchos, please email [email protected]

    For concerns or complaints about noise, please email [email protected]

    New Tool Available to See New Supervisorial Boundaries!

    The County of Riverside has created a tool that shows the 2011 and new 2021 Supervisorial Boundaries in a single map. Click HERE to view.

    Annual Progress Reports

    Annual Progress Reports for the County of Riverside are available here:

    PRO Housing Grant Application

    The County of Riverside has submitted an application for federal funding from the Pathways to Reducing Obstacles to Housing Grant Program.
    Please click on the project page link below to learn more about our application and connect with us.

    PRO Housing Grant Application Project Page

    CEQA Environmental Noticing

    CEQA Environmental Noticing