Planning Division


The Planning Division provides information on land use, zoning, development standards, general plan goals, policies, and programs. The Planning Division also processes applications for design and land use related permits. In addition, the division is responsible for two aspects of Planning: current and long-range planning.

The City of Pleasant Hill Planning Division is excited to announce the launch of the City’s new online permit management system.

PHill Online Service Center

PHill Online Service Center is the city's website for permitting. This multi-faceted site includes various features such as:

  • Applying for Planning related permits such as*:
    • Zoning Permits
    • Sign Permits
    • Tree Removal Permits
    • Home Occupation Permits
  • Paying Fees

*The Planning Division is only accepting certain application types through online submittals.  Please check with the Planning Division if you have questions regarding your specific project.

All new users must register for an account.  A log-in is required to apply for a permit or schedule an inspection.  Once logged in, all permits tied to the account will be available to view. Electronic applications must be submitted through the PHill Online Service Center, applications emailed to the Planning Division will not be accepted.

Below is a "How to" guide to better assist you with navigating the PHill Online Service Center.  If you have questions about the portal or experience any problems please contact 925-671-5264.

After creating an online account, you can begin submitting permit applications electronically through the PHill Online Service Center.  The customer will complete the permit application form and then be prompted to upload any required plans and other documents through the portal.  The permit will then move into plan review.

If corrections or additional information is required, notification will be sent using the contact email address provided on the application.  The applicant will also be notified of the fees due, which can be paid online through the PHill Online Service Center.    

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