City of San Bruno
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Planning Division
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A City Planner is generally available at the counter Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, but we recommend you schedule an appointmentt.  If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the Department at 650-616-7074 or send us an email.

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FOR INFORMATION ABOUT UPDATING THE HOUSING ELEMENT, CLICK HERE

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VIEW CURRENT PROJECTS HERE

VIEW THE DRAFT CLIMATE ACTION PLAN HERE

STAFF
David Woltering, Community Development Director
Mark Sullivan, Long-Range Planning Manager

Matt Neuebaumer, Associate Planner

FREQUENTLY REQUESTED INFORMATION

Document or Application
Description
New Business License Packet Explains the process and requirements for starting a new business in San Bruno.
Residential Design Guidelines
Explains the design requirements for all new houses and alterations to single-family and two-family homes.
Requirements for Additions/Alterations Single and Two-Family Homes Explains the process and requirements for doing additions to houses in San Bruno. Includes information like setbacks, floor area ratio, and lot coverage.
Planning Review Application Form to use for most planning applications including Architectural Review Permits and Use Permits.
Sign Review Application All new signs require approval from the Planning Division.
Requirements for a Second Dwelling Unit Information and application to add a second unit, commonly called an "in-law" unit.
View the Zoning Map (Beta Version) PDF map of the City with the zoning designations.
Large Family Daycare Homes Information about operating a daycare at your home for 9-14 children.
Accessory Structures
Watch a video about accessory structures HERE
Regulations for accessory buildings and information about when a building permit is required.
Fences
Watch a video about fences HERE
Fences do not require a building permit, but you must follow all the regulations.
Stormwater Quality- NPDES
Summary of Requirements

Changes to Requirements in 2011
Hydromodification Management Worksheet
Hydromodification Management Map
These requirements apply to projects that create or replace 10,000 square feet or more of impervious surface. Talk to a member of the Planning staff for more information.



FUNCTIONS OF THE PLANNING DIVISION

FLOOD ZONE INFORMATION FOR ENTIRE CITY

Flood Zone C
Panel # 060326B
Dated 3/30/81