Important Update: COVID-19


The Community Development Department is comprised of six divisions: Planning, Building, Code Enforcement, Redevelopment, Parks and the Aircraft Noise Insulation Program. The Department is committed to improving the quality of life in Millbrae through:
  • The processing of development permits in a timely and customer friendly manner, ensuring that new construction is safe and a positive addition to its surroundings;
  • Maintaining a strong economic base, improving the downtown area, and broadening housing opportunities;
  • Ensuring the long term maintenance and preservation of buildings, properties and neighborhoods; and
  • Assisting decision-makers and the public in the formulation of current land use decisions and long range community planning.
  • Enforcing the City's zoning regulations, building and housing code and the Community Preservation Ordinance.
  • Maintaining landscape and development of the City's open spaces. 
  • Providing aircraft noise insulation to eligible residential homes as funding is available.

The Community Development Department is open Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Phone contact (650) 259-2341.

The Planning Division counter hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and by appointment from  1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Phone contact (650) 259-2341.

The Building Division counter hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and by appointment from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. All Building inspections are conducted Monday - Friday in the afternoon.  Phone contact (650) 259-2330.