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Planning Administration

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

Executive Assistant: Esmeralda Medina

Phone: (951) 955-6097, Fax: (951) 955-1811, or email: [email protected]

Records Request: (951) 955-2017 or visit the Records webpage

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

Environmental Programs Department (ERP): (951) 955-7719 or email at: [email protected].

Planning Land Use Inquiries at: (951) 955-8632 or email at: [email protected].

Planning Commission or Director's Hearing: (951) 955-7436 or email at: [email protected]

All Other Inquiries and General Information: (951)955-3200 or email at: [email protected].


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.