Planning Department

The Planning Department administers Site Development, Zoning and other planning related permits, reviews proposed development for compliance with the General Plan, Zoning Ordinance and other polices and regulations, and prepares long range planning and policy documents. Planning is also responsible for the administration and updates to the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, conducting environmental review pursuant to CEQA and providing general customer service to the public.

Planning provides support to the Planning Commission and City Council on development and land use matters, and coordinates with the Environmental Design and Protection, Open Space, and Pathway committees in the review and processing of Site Development applications.

*Notice*

The Planning Counter will be CLOSED to the public on Monday, March 1, 2021 to allow for Town Hall to host a Covid-19 testing site. To contact Planning staff on this day, please call 650-941-7222 or email.

COVID-19 Updates

  • The outdoor Planning Counter at Town Hall is OPEN 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. A planner is available to answer questions and review/accept applications for submittal during these hours.
  • Construction projects are REQUIRED to comply with the County of Santa Clara’s Mandatory Directive for Construction Projects. This Mandatory Directive was most recently revised on December 16, 2020. Additional information can be found on the County's Public Health website. Failure to comply with the County's Directive will result in the cancellation of any inspections, issuance of a Stop Work Notice and/or a citation.
  • For planning questions, to submit an application, or to schedule an appointment with a Planner, please call 650-941-7222 or email the Planning Department.

Updated Fee Schedule

An updated fee schedule for all Planning fees is now in effect.

Development Review Meetings

Fast Track & Site Development Hearings are held each week on Tuesday at 10:00 am. Upcoming meeting agendas and project information are posted to the Agenda Center and the Public Meeting Resources page.

Planning Commission Meetings are held on the first Thursday or each month at 6:00 pm. Meeting agendas, minutes and staff reports are posted on the Granicus Media Archive to view all current and past public hearing agendas and minutes.

Updated Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Requirements

Visit the Town’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Web Page to learn about the State’s and Town’s regulations that control the development of ADUs in the community.

Interactive GIS

The Town of Los Altos Hills Interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) map provides zoning and land use design ations, along with property information and our ongoing pathway system inventory. To locate a property, follow these steps:

  1. Click on "Search Parcel by Address"
  2. Type in name of street in "Street Name" search box
  3. Type in street number of address in "Street Number" search box or locate number in drop down list
  4. Click "Search" button, map will zoom to selected property
  5. Click on yellow highlighted parcel to view property information

Site Development Permit Process

For questions regarding the planning process and timeline for obtaining a Site Development Permit, please review the Site Development Process Road Map.