The Planning Division's primary role is the review of development projects for compliance with the Millbrae General Plan, Millbrae Station Area Specific Plan, Zoning Ordinance, design guidelines, and related policies and procedures. In addition, the Division takes the lead in state-mandated environmental review on all development applications.
Planning Division staff is the liaison between applicants and other City departments and divisions and provides technical assistance and guidance to the Millbrae Planning Commission. Division staff also reviews sign applications, Home Occupation Permits, Business Licenses, building permits, conducts site inspections, undertakes special projects and studies, and responds to a wide range of planning and development-related inquiries.
The Planning Division completes a preliminary review of all planning applications for application completeness electronically before an application will be accepted by the City. Please submit all application forms, documents, plans, and any other required items to a City planner for screening prior to submittal. Typically, the submittal is made via Dropbox or email. City staff will verify that all submittal requirements have been provided. After staff verifies that all application requirements have been submitted, the planner will contact the applicant with instructions on how to pay the required fees and directions for delivery of hardcopy materials.
There are numerous ways to obtain information on planning, zoning, land use, design, parking, signage, and related questions:
- Read the contents of the Planning Division portion of this website
- See the Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of this page
- Access the Millbrae Municipal Code (select Title 10)
- Access the Zoning and General Plan Land Use Map
- Please email the Planning Division or call 650-259-2341 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
To purchase documents, such as the Millbrae General Plan, or to obtain copies of documents, such as Planning Commission staff reports and for other general planning questions, please email the Planning Division or call 650-259-2341.
If you are interested in filing an application, we recommend making an appointment in advance. You can contact us for an appointment. Millbrae's Permit Center inside City Hall is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm