During COVID-19: The Planning Division is still conducting business, and we encourage you to pursue your project to help the economy. The Planning Division lobby is currently closed to the public, due to the current County Health Orders regarding COVID-19. It is encouraged that you conduct business with the Planning Division by email or phone, including submitting documents digitally. Staff is currently working fulltime from home and responses may be delayed. The lobby may be open to the public once the stay at home order is lifted. We hope everyone is staying safe.
The Planning Division is accepting electronic submittals of entitlement applications (e.g. Development Plans, Coastal Permits, Conditional Use Permits, Tentative Parcel Maps, et.) by appointment only. Please email PlanneroftheDay@oceansideca.org to confirm the appropriate entitlement type(s) for your project and to request a submittal appointment. The appropriate online application link will be emailed to you to begin the submittal process.
If you cannot submit documents electronically, you may submit hardcopies at the north doors of the Development Services Department lobby. There is a doorbell and a phone number there to assist you.
Relaxed Business Regulations: The City's Temporary Outdoor Permit Program has been established to ensure businesses have the flexibility needed to operate successfully though later phases of the COVID-19 recovery process. See the City's Relaxed Business Regulations During COVID-19 page, for guidelines, procedures, and the application for the Temporary COVID-19 Outdoor Expansion Permit Guidelines and Procedures for Retail Businesses and Restaurants.
In partnership with our community the Planning Division is committed to providing efficient, effective and high quality service.
The Division promotes innovative and responsible land use planning, encouraging development opportunities to achieve Oceanside's physical, environmental, social, economic, cultural and safety goals.
The Planning Division serves the community by providing balanced, professional recommendations to the public and City decision makers as they define, shape and implement Oceanside's vision.
The Division is responsible for land use planning under the auspices of federal, state, regional and local laws, ordinances and City policies.
Staff encourages public participation and welcomes community input on all aspects of their planning service functions.
Long Range Policy Planning
Project Development Processing
Environmental Review - CEQA