Planning

Coronavirus Related Update
Due to COVID-19, Carson Planning Division in-person public counter operations have been modified. Effective June 29, 20202, in-person services are by appointment only. Only those with an appointment will be permitted to enter City Hall. In accordance with orders from the County Public Health Officer, masks must be worn by all visitors and six feet physical distancing must be observed at all times in order to promote the safety and wellness of our community.

To schedule an in-person appointment, please email us at planning@carson.ca.us or call us at (310) 952-1761. You are encouraged to provide as much information as you can in your email or over the phone so we can provide the best service when we meet with you. We still encourage everyone to use the Planning Webpage (http://ci.carson.ca.us/CommunityDevelopment/Planning.aspx) to obtain pertinent information, forms, fees, submit plans, etc. In addition, the same email and phone number above can be used to resolve matters through email or over the phone.
Current/Ongoing Projects:
For all current/ on-going projects, please contact your project planner.
New submittals:
Until further notice, new submittals will be handled electronically. If your project:
  • Requires only planning approval? - Email documents to planning@carson.ca.us.
  • Requires over-the-counter planning approval and a permit? - Follow directions provided here.
  • Requires Planning application? - New submittals can be made electronically as pdf attachments to planning@carson.ca.us.
Payment options:
  • A check may be made out to: City of Carson and Mailed to:
    City of Carson Planning Division
    701 E Carson Street
    Carson, CA 90745

The Planning Division plans for the physical, social, and economic development of the City and ensures compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for both Public and private projects. Together with the Building & Safety Division, the Planning Division reviews private development projects to achieve high quality and long-term economic growth


Advanced Planning

Prepares long-range plans and policy documents for the physical and economic development of the City. Ensures that the General Plan, Specific Plans, Zoning Code, and other policy documents comply with state law and reflect community needs and desires


Current Planning

Provides public information and review of development applications to ensure that development within the City is consistent with long-range plans, community needs, and development laws and statutes.

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700

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