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Due to mandates for social distancing related to the current pandemic and pursuant to Exectutive Order N-29-20, participation for Planning Commission AND Director's Hearing public hearings will be as follows, until further notice:

Planning Commission
Planning Commission (PC) public hearings for land use matters will be conducted by teleconference for remote participation (using Zoom) AND at the location of the hearing for in-person attendance (limited access to meeting and social distancing enforced). Click HERE to see "Instructions to Request to Speak Remotely" to participate in Planning Commission by teleconference.

Next Planning Commission: Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., held at the Riverside County Administrative Center.  All agenda items are noticed and advertised in accordance with the Ralph M. Brown Act. Please see the Planning Commission webpage for more details.
Director's Hearing
Director's Hearing (DH) public hearings for land use matters will be conducted by teleconference with remote participation only (using Zoom). In-person attendance for DH will not be availableClick HERE to see "Instructions to Request to Speak or Join Remotely" to participate in DH by teleconference.

Next regularly scheduled Director's Hearing: Monday, August 3, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.  All agenda items are noticed and advertised in accordance with the Ralph M. Brown Act. Please see the Director's Hearing webpage for more details.
Click HERE for additional COVID-19 information from the Transportatoin Land Management Agency.
You may also read more on the coronavirus via the Public Health website.

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.

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**Online Submittal Instructions**

The following information is provided by the Transportation and Land Management Agency (TLMA) due to the current COVID-19 situation.

-Questions, comments and information on processing permits, please click here to read a Message from TLMA (PDF)
-For additional protocol information, please click here to read TLMA's COVID-19 Protocols (PDF)

You may also read more on the coronavirus via the Public Health website.

Additional information (Planning Department):

Planning applications may be submitted online through PLUS Online. Please see instructions above.
(Solicitudes de planificación pueden enviarse en línea a través de PLUS Online. Por favor, consulte las instrucciones.)

Due to the order for the cancellation of public gatherings to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Riverside County Public Health Officer, the Riverside County Planning Department will temporarily suspend the issuance of any permits for temporary events. More information will be posted on this website as it becomes available.