Planning Administration
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    Riverside County Administrative Center
    4080 Lemon Street, 12th Floor
    Riverside, CA 92502-1629

    Phone: (951) 955-3200
    Fax: (951) 955-1811
    Hours:  Mon-Fri.: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    For questions or comments regarding Planning Department Administration you may contact the following personnel: 

  •     John Hildebrand, Planning Director

  •     Esmeralda Medina, Executive Assistant

  •   Please use the following phone and fax numbers:

           Phone: (951) 955-6097
           Fax: (951) 955-1811

   For Records Request please call: (951) 955-2017 or visit the Records webpage.

   For Permit Assistance: Riverside: (951) 955-1800 or Desert: (760) 863-1800    

   For Environmental Programs Department (ERP) please call: (951) 955-7719 or email at:

   For Planning Land Use Inquiries please call the Land Use Technician at: (951) 955-8632 or email at:

   For Planning Commission or Director's Hearing please call: (951) 955-7436 or email at:

   For All Other Inquiries and General Information, please call: (951) 955-3200 or email at:    


Transportation and Land Management Agency Mission Statement:
“Integrate transportation and land use functions in order to enhance the quality of life in existing communities, properly plan new communities to accommodate growth in a balanced way, be good stewards of the environment and natural resources, and serve the public through excellent customer service.”

The Planning Department reviews and processes land use applications and makes recommendations to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors on cases.  Applications include tract and parcel maps for residential, commercial, and industrial projects, land use and zoning changes; plot plans, and conditional use permits for business operations. The Planning Department also fulfills advanced planning functions mandated by state law, including management of the county’s General Plan. The advanced planning function also prepares community plans and consistency zoning for areas where the county is looking to proactively foster orderly growth and economic development in conjunction with community stakeholders.