How to File an Appeal
Appeal of Decisions by Commissions, Boards, and Staff

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Select from the choices below for information on how to file an appeal of a decision

Planning Commission or Historic Resources Board

Decisions made by the Planning Commission or the Historic Resources Board may be appealed to the City Council by filing a Notice of Appeal Form with the City Clerk. Appeals must be filed within 10-working days from the date of the decision and shall include the required filing fee as established by City Council resolution.  All appeals must be filed before 5:00 PM on the day the appeal period ends.  The completed appeal form should be emailed to clityclerk@ci.carmel.ca.us.

Director of Planning - Design Studies, Design Reviews and Historic Determinations

Decisions made by the Director may be appealed to the Planning Commission or Historic Resources Board by filing a Notice of Appeal Form with the Community Planning & Building Department. Appeals must be filed within 10-calendar days from the date of the decision and shall include the required filing fee as established by City Council resolution.  All appeals must be filed before 5:00 PM on the day the appeal period ends.  Appeal periods ending on a weekend or city holiday will be extended to the next business day. The completed appeal form should be emailed to Planning@ci.carmel.ca.us. 

Director of Planning - Business Licenses

Business License Approvals may be appealed to the Planning Commission by filing a Notice of Appeal Form with the Community Planning & Building Department. Appeals must be filed within 5-working days from the date of the decision and shall include paying the required filing fee as established by City Council resolution.  All appeals must be filed before 5:00 PM on the day the appeal period ends.  The completed appeal form should be emailed to Planning@ci.carmel.ca.us.