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.




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 community-based planning, and to a livable, sustainable community. The Planning Division oversees the Planning BoardHeritage Commission, and Rancho Review Board.


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 involves the 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.


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


Planning is limited to 20 kiosk tickets per day at the Public Counter to assist customers. A ticket is not required to drop-off revised materials for an application/plan check under review by a Planner.

Planners are available by appointment on TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY 1 PM to 3 PM for submitted applications and Building Plan Check review/approval.

For more information, please contact us or see PDF flyer

Holiday Hours

Public counter hours will remain the same. There will be no appointments available on Christmas Eve (12/24) and New Years Eve (12/31).

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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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