•   Shop Local After School Program

    The new “Shop Local After School Program” is designed to encourage residents and visitors of West Covina to shop at local retailers that give back to local schools.

    1/31/2017 5:49:00 PM

  •   1st Annual Youth Summit

    Join the City of West Covina and the San Gabriel Valley NAACP as we host the 1st Annual Youth Summit.


  • SCORE Workshop

    Management of cash flow is crucial when it comes to running a business. The City of West Covina and SCORE are hosting a “How to Know When your Cash Flow is Low” workshop on Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the West Covina Council Chambers (located at 1444 W. Garvey Avenue South, West Covina, CA 91790).

    2/15/2017 2:26:54 PM

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Welcome to the Planning Department

The Planning Department focuses on planning and implementing standards that maintain the City’s physical environment and quality of life. Planning is the first point of contact for homeowners, business owners and developers that are intending to construct new structures on privately-owned property. The Department administers the General Plan and the Zoning Code, two documents that establish standards and regulations for physical improvements on property and also for determining what types of businesses are allowed on each property. The Planning Department functions as the professional and technical adviser to the Planning Commission and City Council on policy matters and issues concerning physical development in the City.

As development is a team effort, the Planning Department coordinates with other City Departments such as Public Works, Fire, Business License and the Community Development Commission. Planning staff assists the public in a business friendly manner while communicating the standards required by the General Plan and Zoning Code.

You will find a variety of development information on the website. If you cannot find the desired information or need further assistance in understanding requirements or process, please contact us at (626) 939-8422 or come to the Planning counter on the second floor, Room 208, at City Hall. We are happy to assist you. 

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