The Planning Division is responsible for the development and implementation of the General Plan, the Local Coastal Program, the Zoning Ordinance (Title 19 of the Imperial Beach Municipal Code), implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (Title 16 of the Municipal Code), and the Subdivision Regulations (Title 18). Additionally, it is responsible for the processing of land use entitlements, studies, and permits within the City and providing technical information and coordination of land use plans with other City departments and outside agencies including the provision of planning and technical support to the City Council, the Tidelands Advisory Committee, and the Design Review Board.
Planning Division Submittals
The City of Imperial Beach has moved to a new entirely online permit processing system. To apply for all planning development permits, applicants must first create a Citizen Self-Service Account in the Citizen Self-Service (CSS) portal. Additionally, see instructions on how to create a CSS Account (PDF), if needed.