Planning Division
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Getting to the Planning Division

Planning is open for walk-in customers Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.  We are located in City Hall on the third floor. For better service, we recommend you call 826-5371 for an appointment.

The City of Riverside is located near the junction of the 60, 91, and 215 Freeways at 3900 Main Street in downtown Riverside.  Exit University Avenue from the 91 Freeway or Market Street from the 60 Freeway.

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Planning Contacts (Area Code 951)
For . . . Who Call
Information and Questions Planner on Duty 826-5371
Building Permit Status Plan Check Manager 826-5380
Historic Preservation Questions City Historic Preservation Officer 826-5463
Citywide Projects, General Plan Planner on Duty 826-5371
Projects Northerly of the Riverside (91) Freeway Community Team North Senior Office Specialist 826-5375
Projects Southerly of the Riverside (91) Freeway Community Team South Senior Office Specialist 826-5989
To obtain written answers to written questions FAX 826-5981
Planning Division Administration Senior Administrative Assistant 826-5658
Planning Hours
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
3900 Main Street - 3rd Floor
Closed Weekends and Major Holidays
PHONE: (951)826-5371
FAX: (951)826-5981
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Our Mission

The mission of the Planning and Building Department is to protect and enhance the City of Riverside's natural and manmade environment, its economic base and its neighborhoods by providing our customers with timely and accurate planning and building services. Our core values are:

  • Teamwork
  • Professionalism
  • Problem-solving
  • Integrity
  • Exceptional Customer Service
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Treating others as we would like to be treated
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