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Planning Department

The Planning Department guides the planned physical development of the city in a manner that preserves the quality of life for its residents, by ensuring that all new planning programs and development projects comply with the General Plan, Local Coastal Program, Zoning, and the performance standards of the Growth Management Plan. Advice and technical support is provided to the City Council and Planning Commission regarding the compliance of all development proposals with the city's zoning, subdivision and environmental ordinances.

In addition, the Planning Department does analysis and prepares reports dealing with long-range planning matters, such as demographic projections, open space protection and General Plan updates.

Contact Information

Planning Department
planning@carlsbadca.gov
760-602-4600 general
760-602-4610 zoning
760-602-8558 fax

1635 Faraday Ave.
Carlsbad, CA  92008

General Information

Business hours
Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.