Carson Planning Division in-person public counter operations in-person services are open Monday - Thursday, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Appointments are still recommended. To schedule an appointment, please email us at or call us at (310) 952-1761. You are encouraged to provide as much information as you can in your email or over the phone so we can provide the best service when we meet with you. We still encourage everyone to use the Planning Webpage ( to obtain pertinent information, forms, fees, submit plans, etc. In addition, the same email and phone number above can be used to resolve matters through email or over the phone.
Current/Ongoing Projects:
For all current/ on-going projects, please contact your project planner.
New submittals:
New submittals can 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 or Hand Delivered to:
    City of Carson Planning Division
    701 E Carson Street
    Carson, CA 90745

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.

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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