Important Update: COVID-19


Planning Division

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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, and other "over-the-counter" permits, performs plan checks, conducts site inspections, undertakes special projects and studies, and responds to a wide range of planning and development related inquiries. For Building Permit status please call (650) 259-2330 for further information, or to schedule an appointment or inspection.  

*City Hall remains closed at this time.  The Planning Division will begin accepting new applications beginning June 1, 2020.  However, prior to submittal, the Planning Division will be screening new applications for electronically.  Please submit electronic applications to a staff planner using Dropbox for screening prior to submittal.  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 safely dropping off the hardcopy of the application and plans.

For general planning questions such as design review or other planning applications, please call 650-259-2341

Planning Staff Contacts

 Roscoe Mata Planning Manager
 Sam Fielding Senior Planner
 Linda Roberson Assistant Planner
 Nestor Guevara Assistant Planner
 Bernadette Kunz Administrative Assistant


Please see the following link below for a graphic illustration of the project entitlement and design review process for the City of Millbrae:

Project Entitlement Process and Design Review Process Flow Chart