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ONLINE SERVICESThe Community Development Department is excited to announce that members of the public, contractors, and other interested parties can now search building permits (including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, re-roof permits), street opening and encroachment permits, Residential Zoning Records Reports (RZRRs), and tree permits online through City website from the comfort of their home/office. Contractors and owner-builders are also now able to schedule inspections online.

Please be advised that some records available through these databases may not be up to date or complete. For any questions or concerns, please contact the Building Division at (831) 648-3191 or

The City is also working to make online payments and permitting available through the website for select permits. An update will be provided once this has been implemented.

OUR MISSIONThe Community Development Department works in partnership with the community to protect the beauty, sustainability, economic vitality and environmental integrity of Pacific Grove. The department is committed to consistently pursuing high quality and structurally-sound development that is in line with the City’s land use and design goals. Further, the department strives to preserve the existing housing stock and support new affordable housing to help meet the housing needs of Pacific Grove residents.

The Community Development Department is comprised of the following divisions and programs:
Planning Division Building Division
Housing Division Code Compliance
The Economic Development and Short-Term Rental Program have been moved, and can be found under the "Business" menu.

What's New and ExcitingNEW! American Tin Cannery Hotel and Commercial Project and appeal scheduled for hearing by the California Coastal Commission on Thursday, April 11, 2024. For more information, including the notice of the public hearing and Coastal Commission staff report, see the City's project webpage at:  Pacific Grove, CA (

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