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Planning Division


A City Planner is generally available at the Community Development counter Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but we recommend you schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Department at 650-616-7074 or send us an email.

Current Projects

Crossing Hotel Site. The City is conducting environmental review of an amendment to The US Navy Site and Its Environs Specific Plan related to the proposed Crossing Hotel project. A Draft Suppplemental Environmental Impact Report (Draft SEIR) was released on May 18, 2015, and the 45-day public comment period ended on July 2, 2015. CLICK HERE For more information and to view the Draft SEIR.

Crestmoor Neighborhood. For information about rebuildign in the Crestmoor neighborhood, CLICK HERE.

View Current Development Projects, CLICK HERE

View the Draft Climate Action Plan, CLICK HERE

Frequently Requested Information

Document or Application
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.
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 (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.
Flood Zone The entire City is in Flood Zone D

Functions of the Planning Division


David Woltering, Community Development Director
Mark Sullivan, Long-Range Planning Manager
Michael Smith, Senior Planner
Matt Neuebaumer, Associate Planner
Paula Bradley, Contract Associate Planner