Planning Division

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 Our Mission

To provide education, information, recommendation, and leadership to residents, businesses, and decision-makers to support Burbank's high quality of life characterized by choices in housing, efficient use of public infrastructure, distinctive community character, and active public participation.




As part of the Community Development Department, the Planning Division provides policy recommendations regarding the long-term growth of the community and guides development through the permit review process to implement the City’s adopted plans, regulations, and codes. We are committed to proactive, community-based planning, and to a livable, sustainable community. The Planning Division oversees the Planning BoardHeritage Commission, and Rancho Review Board.

Long-Range Planning

Long-Range Planning, also referred to as Advance Planning, is the City's long-range policy and strategic planning activities, which include analyzing and preparing various documents through a public process such as the City's General Plan, Specific Plans, Zoning regulations, and other land use studies.

Current Planning

Current Planning involves the processing and review of various development and land use applications for conformance with the City's General Plan, Zoning Code, Specific Plans, and other City land use policies. The processing of development and land use applications include the review of preliminary plans and submittal materials, obtaining public input, and presenting projects for consideration by the Planning Board and City Council at public hearings.


Counter Hours Flyer


Effective May 21, 2018, the Public Counter Hours for the Planning Division are:


TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY 1 PM to 3 PM by Scheduled Appointment for submitted applications and Building Plan Check review/approval.

For more information, please contact us or see PDF flyer

Airport News

Preliminary Analysis - Airport Authority Purchase of Hollywood Way Properties (2712 & 2760 N. Hollywood Way)


777 Front St Project - Initial Study

777 Front St Project - Notice of Preparation of EIR

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Click here to see a list of Current Planning applications under review


Temporary building and planning permits for Natural Disaster/ Emergency Preparedness


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