Community Planning & Building

Carmel-by-the-Sea Department of Community Planning and Building

The Department of Community Planning and Building is responsible for land-use management, design review, construction activities, and environmental quality in Carmel-by-the-Sea. The Planning function maintains the General Plan and ensures that capital improvements, zoning and other activities of the City are consistent with the goals and policies of the Plan. The Planning function also provides staff support to the City Council, Planning Commission and Historic Resources Board on decisions related to design, zoning and other development issues. Staff provides the technical information and analysis needed for the decision making bodies to make informed decisions. 

Enforcement of zoning, design, building and fire codes is also the responsibility of the Department, which also serves as the City's central permit agency, issuing business licenses and some encroachment permits.

The Building function is responsible for the review of construction plans as well as inspections of projects and, when necessary, enforcement to ensure compliance with building codes.

BOX CC, Carmel-by-the-Sea
Tel: (831) 620-2010

Physical Address:
City Hall - Monte Verde St. between Ocean and 7th Avenues

Building Permits; Inspection; Zoning and General Planning Information; Applications for Business Licenses; and Municipal Code Enforcement.