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Welcome to the Planning Department
The Planning Department prepares, maintains, and implements the City’s General Plan, associated Specific Plans, and other planning and policy documents that guide the physical development of the community. Department staff assists residents, businesses, designers, developers, and architects to understand and follow the City’s policies and regulations for development, including the General Plan, the Main Street/Gateway Specific Plan, the Milpitas Metro Specific Plan, and the Zoning Ordinance.
The Department collaborates with other City departments to administer other development policies and regulations, including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Department promotes informed decision-making by facilitating community and neighborhood meetings, as needed, and providing administrative support to the Planning Commission.
In response to Santa Clara County’s Public Health Order, the Permit Center remains closed to public visitation. We are working remotely to continue important services. Thank you for your patience.
The following table shows how to contact us for a range of services. This table is subject to change.
|General Questions||Email PlanningDepartment@ci.milpitas.ca.gov Main Phone: (408) 586-3279|
|Tree Removal Permits||Email PlanningDepartment@ci.milpitas.ca.gov with your plan sets and necessary information, use Tree Removal Permit Application to apply.|
|Planning Permits & Development Intake||Email PlanningDepartment@ci.milpitas.ca.gov with your plan sets and necessary information.|
|Search the website||For resources such as forms checklist and application the Municipal Code, and major project updates.|
|Communicate with your project planner||All applications are assigned to a single planner who will guide you through the entire process, from the preliminary concept phase to building occupancy. Direct all communications to your assigned planner for an efficient response|
|Planning Fee Payment||Pay online with a credit card, pay via e-check. You will need the Permit/Project Number P-SD, MS, UPXX-XXXX)|
The City of Milpitas constructs various planning documents and guides in order to direct and articulate its vision for the future of Milpitas. These guides and policies are formulated by its professional and experienced planning team in the Planning Department with input from other municipal, regional, and state officials; nonprofits and local businesses; and community organizations and residents. These planning initiatives range from the all-encompassing Master Plan to development-based transportation studies. For more information, please see the contact information below.
The City of Milpitas received a grant from Santa Clara County to develop and implement a comprehensive no-smoking policy for all multi-unit housing. Please follow this link for more information and details on the grant.
Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Policy to Implement Senate Bill 743
The City of Milpitas needs to align with State Guidance and CIty Policy. Please follow this link for more information and details on Milpitas VMT.