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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!
COMMUNITY MEETINGS - SHORT TERM RENTALS
 
October 3, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m
In Idyllwild, Pine Cove, and Mountain Center Communities - click here for Information flyer

Click here for the meeting presentation

October 4, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m
In Wine Country Community Plan Area - click here for the Information flyer

Click here for the meeting presentation

Information Flyers

SHORT TERM RENTALS ORDINANCE NO. 927.1

The County of Riverside has prepared a draft of the Short Term Rental ("STR") Ordinance and it is now available for public review. The draft ordinance was heard at the April 20, 2022 and May 18, 2022 Planning Commission hearings where it was recommended for Board of Supervisors consideration. 

Public testimony was taken and the proposed Ordinance was discussed by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. The Board of Supervisors continued the item to Tuesday, September 13, 2022.   Click here for a video in which Planning Director John Hildebrand provides a summary of what was discussed at the July 26th meeting and was is expected at the September 13th meeting.

Short Term Rental Draft Ordinance (PDF) (June 7th, 2022 version) 

Short Term Rental Fee Nexus Study - Increase in application and renewal fees

NEW TOOL AVAILBLE 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.

HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE!

The comment period is open from June 29, 2022 to August 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m., PST

Draft Document: Revised 6th Cycle Housing Element (HE) with Appendices 

Annual Progress Reports for the County of Riverside are available in PDF format at the following link: 2021 APR (PDF Document)

CEQA Environmental Noticing

                                                                         
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