Due to Coronavirus crisis, and until further notice, all planning department matters will be managed via email and telephone. Staff will be available to answer any questions or queries during regular business hours.

Coronavirus Related Update
City Hall is closed to the public until further notice.
Current/Ongoing Projects:
For all current/ on-going projects, please contact your project planner.
New submittals:
Until further notice, new submittals will be handled electronically. If your project:
  • Requires only planning approval? - Email documents to
  • Requires over-the-counter planning approval and a permit? - Follow directions provided here.
  • Requires Planning application? - New submittals can be made electronically as pdf attachments to
Payment options:
  • A check may be made out to: City of Carson and Mailed to:
    City of Carson Planning Division
    701 E Carson Street
    Carson, CA 90745
  • Payments can also be made online using the link below. However, please talk to a staff member if you would like to use this option

The Planning Division plans for the physical, social, and economic development of the City and ensures compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for both Public and private projects. Together with the Building & Safety Division, the Planning Division reviews private development projects to achieve high quality and long-term economic growth

Advanced Planning

Prepares long-range plans and policy documents for the physical and economic development of the City. Ensures that the General Plan, Specific Plans, Zoning Code, and other policy documents comply with state law and reflect community needs and desires

Current Planning

Provides public information and review of development applications to ensure that development within the City is consistent with long-range plans, community needs, and development laws and statutes.

Planning Counter Hours

Phone: 310-952-1761

Physical Address
701 E Carson St
Carson, CA 90749

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700


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