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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 Planning@weho.org. You may also call the Planning Counter phone line at (323) 848-6475 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.
Entitlement applications may be submitted remotely. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (323) 848-6475 for more information, and you will be contacted by a planner.
Please note that in accordance with the Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19 issued by the Los Angeles County Public Health Department on March 19, 2020, the City of West Hollywood will not be issuing any Building Permits, or allowing construction, for work that is not associated with essential functions 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 Current and Historic Preservation Planning Division prepares and administers the City's General Plan, all zoning and subdivision ordinances, and reviews and makes recommendations on land use development applications in order to guide the future growth and development of the City as determined by the City Council. The Division also provides public information regarding planning issues; manages inter-jurisdictional review; promotes historic preservation; and performs environmental review pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act. The Division also staffs the Planning Commission and Historic Preservation Commission. Jennifer Alkire is the Current and Historic Preservation Planning Manager.
PLEASE NOTE: The Planning Counter is currently closed. There are many questions that can be handled over the phone. Please call the Planning Help Desk: (323) 848-6475.
- Planning Online Services
- Environmental Documents
- General Plan Update
- Green Building Program
- Historic Preservation
- Permit Applications and Forms
- Sunset Specific Plan (Amended 01/25/19)
- West Hollywood West Overlay District & Design Guidelines
- Norma Triangle Design Guidelines
- Norma Triangle Neighborhood Overlay District
- West Hollywood Zoning Map
- Zoning Ordinance
Frequently Asked Questions
Click below for brief answers to frequently asked questions. If you have further questions, please contact the Current and Historic Preservation (CHPP) Division at (323) 848-6475.
- How do I obtain information about my property's zoning?
- What type of application do I need for my project?
If you need help determining what type of permit application is required for your proposed project, call (323) 848-6475 and ask to speak to the Planner On Duty (P.O.D.) or visit the Planning Division Counter at City Hall.
- What are the Planning Counter business hours?
Planning Counter business hours are Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (please arrive no later than 5:00 p.m.) and Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (please arrive no later than 4:00 p.m.). Planners are also available by appointment. This time is reserved for application submittals, in-depth review of projects, and for extensive research.
- If I have concern, comments or complaints about a project, whom should I contact?
If comments or concerns regard an official planning application with the City of West Hollywood, please contact the Planning and Development Services Department at (323) 848-6475 and you will be directed to the project planner. For general Residential or Commercial Code Compliance call (323) 848-6375.
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The CHPP Division is located at City Hall, 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069. We are located on the second floor of City Hall.