The Community and Economic Development Department is composed of four divisions: Planning, Building and Safety, Housing and Grants and Economic Development and Redevelopment. While each are functionally different, their integration is essential to the development, maintenance and future of Citrus Heights.
The Planning Division serves as an information center to assist citizens and the development community in understanding and applying Citrus Heights development policies in accordance with the General Plan, zoning ordinances, and other applicable property development standards. The Planning Division provides information on development processes, land use, zoning, and urban design. The division also serves as the primary staff support for the Planning Commission, provides information on zoning, and issues tree permits.
The Building and Safety Division is responsible for reviewing plans, issuing building permits, and doing field inspections of buildings to ensure compliance with local and state mandated regulations related to building construction, maintenance, rehabilitation and accessibility.
The Housing and Grants Division administers the Federal Community Development Block Grant Program, coordinates the city's housing efforts, as well as seeks and administers other grant programs for the city.
The Economic Development and Redevelopment Division in partnership with other Citrus Heights departments and the private sector, implements a broad range of strategies designed to strengthen local businesses, expand the Citrus Heights economy, and improve the overall quality of life for residents and community members.