Planning Department

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Welcome to the City of Orinda Planning Department


The City of Orinda Planning Department's Mission Statement - maintain and enhance the semi-rural residential character and the downtown village character of Orinda through responsive and solution oriented services to all segments of the community. We look forward to serving you!

The Planning Department provides professional and personalized service relative to the overall physical development of Orinda, consistent with the:

Responsibilities & Services


The Planning Department is responsible for the implementation of the City's General Plan and Development Code. The Department is also responsible for managing all land use entitlements in accordance with the Subdivision Map Act, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and State Planning and Zoning laws.

Building Permits & Inspections


Building plan check and inspection services are provided through the Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development, located at:

Lamorinda Building Inspection Office
3685 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Suite 120
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 299-0263

Hours


Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday
8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.