The City of West Hollywood is currently responding to the unprecedented Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and is working as quickly as possible to address community needs with links to resources, information, and relief for our residents, businesses, and community members.


Click the graphic below for information related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The page will be updated as new information, resources, and relief from Federal, State and County agencies are made available.

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The City of West Hollywood has proclaimed a local emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The City of West Hollywood's City Hall and City facilities are currently closed to the public and staff members are working remotely to ensure continuity of operations.

While City facilities are closed, the Planning Division will be accessible via email at and the Building & Safety Division will be accessible via email at . You may also call the Planning Counter phone line at (323) 848-6475 or the Building and Safety phone line at (323) 848-6320 and leave a detailed message. All voicemail inquires will be forwarded to the appropriate City staff members. Due to the volume of messages, there may be a delay in responding.

For questions regarding submitting entitlement applications remotely please visit Planning Online Services. You may also contact the Planning Division by email at or by phone at (323) 848-6475, and you will be contacted by a planner.  

For questions regarding Building & Safety plan submittals please visit Building & Safety Online Services or contact the Building and Safety Division by email at or by phone at (323)  848-6320.

Information regarding City of West Hollywood Business Assistance programs can be found at

Please note that in accordance with the revised Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19 issued by the Los Angeles County Public Health Department on March 21, 2020, the City of West Hollywood will be allowing all construction to proceed as defined by the Order.  Please continue to visit this page for updates.  

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.

 The Planning & Development Services Department is responsible for managing the City's urban environment and creating a livable community that balances the needs of residents, businesses, property owners and visitors. There are three divisions within the Department that assist in creating and implementing the community vision: 1) Current and Historic Preservation Planning, 2) Long Range Planning, and 3) Building and Safety. The Department also serves as a leader in coordinating and focusing multi-departmental work efforts to address the wide number of planning and development issues that West Hollywood confronts on a daily basis.

Our Director of Planning & Development Services is John Keho.


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