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Lafayette Planning Department
3675 Mt. Diablo Blvd., #210
Lafayette, CA 94549
Counter Hours: M-F 12-5 pm

Contra Costa County Building Inspection Department, Lamorinda Office
3685 Mt. Diablo Blvd., #120
Lafayette, CA 94549

Counter Hours: M-F 8-12, 1-5 pm (Fri closes at 4)

Tel: (925) 284-1976
Fax: (925) 284-1122

Tel: (925) 299-0263

Inspections: (925) 646-4108

The Planning & Building Department provides current and future physical planning for the community consistent with the City's General Plan and Zoning Code, and the policy direction of the City Council. The General Plan sets forth the community's vision for long-term physical form and development, quality of life and community values. Strong emphasis is placed on physical preservation of neighborhoods, revitalization and enhancement of the downtown commercial area with respect for the community's semi-rural residential character, and the overall service needs of and vitality of the City's economic base.  The Zoning Code contains land use regulations that implement General Plan policies. The Department processes development applications, administers the City's Zoning Code, and provides technical and administrative support to the Planning and Design Review Commissions. The Planning & Building Department also assures that development is in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and all applicable State and local codes and ordinances.  Enforcement of the Zoning Code is handled by Code Enforcement. The City contracts with Contra Costa County for building inspection services.

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Work Plan:

    Allen, SarahAssociate PlannerPlanning & Building(925) 299-3208
    Canales, MeganAssistant PlannerPlanning & Building(925) 299-3242
    Cass, Michael P.Senior PlannerPlanning & Building(925) 299-3219
    Foster, AdamCode Enforcement Officer / Assistant PlannerCode Enforcement, Planning & Building(925) 299-3207
    Juram, ChrisPlanning TechnicianPlanning & Building(925) 299-3205
    Kidd, CatarinaContract Planner (Part Time)Planning & Building(925) 299-3241
    Koppman Norton, JuliaPlanning TechnicianPlanning & Building(925) 299-3202
    Martin, Lisa A.Department AssistantPlanning & Building(925) 299-3201
    Srivatsa, Niroop K.Planning & Building DirectorPlanning & Building(925) 299-3206
    Wolff, GregAssistant Planning DirectorPlanning & Building(925) 299-3204