Planning Division



The Planning Division's primary functions are Current Planning and Long-Range Planning.

Current Planning includes:

  • Implementation of the Zoning Ordinance, which provides the procedures, standards, and regulations for land use decisions.

The Zoning Code (adopted July 22, 2021) is found here. The Zoning Map (adopted July 22, 2021) is found here.

  • Implementing the General Plan, the City's vision for its future.
  • Reviewing development proposals using the NEW Zoning Ordinance and as well as other State regulations including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
  • Providing land use information to all stakeholders in the Vallejo community.

Long-Range Planning includes:

Vallejo General Plan - Adopted August 29, 2017

New Housing Element work is underway, STAY TUNED!

Other Functions of the Division are:

  • Supporting the Planning Commission, a seven-member group appointed by the City Council to make decisions or recommendations on land use issues.
  • Supporting the Architectural Heritage and Landmarks Commission, a seven-member group appointed by the City Council to guide the preservation of the Architectural Heritage District and the St. Vincent's Hill Historic District.
  • Supporting the Design Review Board, a seven-member group appointed by the City Council to promote orderly, harmonious and attractive development within the downtown and waterfront areas.

Vallejo General Plan Element Updates

The City of Vallejo is currently working on three elements of its General Plan. The Housing and Safety elements are being updated and we are adding a new Environmental Justice Element as well. To learn more, please check out this site:


The public review of the draft initial study for 5180 Sonoma Boulevard project can be accessed here.

Cesar Orozco
Planning Manager
555 Santa Clara Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
Second Floor
Email Us
Phone (707) 648-8604
Fax (707) 552-0163

City Hall and the Central Permit Center are now open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Please note that the Planning staff will not be available from 12-1.

During other business hours, routine questions will still be responded to via phone or email. We are experiencing an increased number of inquiries at this time, so please allow up to five days for a response.

Principal Planner
(707) 645-2625

Senior Planner
(707) 648-4506

Associate Planner
(707) 648-4356

Laura Solomon
Associate Planner
(707) 648-5391

Juliette Avila
Contract Assistant Planner
(707) 645-2625


Please click below to submit files and applications electronically. A planner will contact you after receiving your application to let you know what fees are required prior to application processing.

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