The Planning Division, within the Community Development Department, is responsible for:
Assisting City Council with planning for the City's future development
Reviewing proposed development projects for conformance with the City's adopted policies and ordinances
Maintaining and implementing the City's General Plan
Providing information to the public about planning, zoning, planning permits, and landscape architecture requirements
Providing staff for the Planning Commission, Historical Architectural Review Board, and Art Review Board
**Construction Notice for Development Services Center**
On Monday, September 30, a new roof installation will begin for the Development Services Center. This will be an ongoing project over the next few months. You may experience limited parking space and construction noise when visiting the building. We will do our best to limit the disruption, and we appreciate your patience during this time
Limiting Weight of Building Plan Sets
The Development Services Center is implementing a 20-pound weight limit for building plans sets. Plans must be rolled and bound separately. Two or more sets rolled together cannot exceed 20 pounds. Single plan sets that exceed 20 pounds must be separated into volumes. Please keep this in mind when planning your visit. We appreciate your patience in implementing this new process.
Holiday Closure and 2019 Building Code Update
For information about the City's upcoming Holiday Closure in December, the 2019 building code update, and pertinent deadlines to submit planning and permitting applications, please read our latest Development Digest Newsletter.
Latest City Council Referrals
Planning staff have recently received referrals from the Fremont City Council for the following:
Introducing Civic Insight, the City's new interactive map that plots major development (vertical construction) permit activity citywide over the past 10 years. To get started, visit Fremont.gov/CivicInsight. For minor permit activity (e.g., solar, home occupation, encroachment permits), use Citizen Access.