Welcome to the Planning Department
The Planning Department promotes and facilitates a high quality of life through community partnerships, innovation, vision, and exemplary customer service to ensure a vibrant Milpitas.
The Planning Department is responsible for two primary functions related to land use planning and development in Milpitas. Planning performs and coordinates the review of applications for existing and new uses, development projects (current planning) and assists the Planning Commission and City Council in planning for the City’s long term future (long-range planning). Planning is also responsible for maintaining the General Plan, the City’s two specific plans and the zoning ordinance, providing information on zoning, land use and development regulation to the public and staffing the Planning Commission.
The services and duties of the Planning Division are guided by several government codes, regulations, statutes, and other procedural documents, including but not limited to; Open Government Code, General Plan, Title XI – Zoning, Planning, and Annexation.